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About Dawn


Dawn Caldwell De Wulf

Children's book author and writer with a bigger purpose

Although I now live in the beautiful state of Oregon, I was born and raised in the East San Francisco Bay Area.

I grew up in a house built by my grandpa (Poppie to me), with my mom and dad and Poppie and Mimi (my angel grandma). I am an only child. My childhood memories center around the church, the Christian school I attended from preschool until high school graduation and my family. 

I vividly remember writing away in my room throughout my childhood — typing away on Poppie's old typewriter, scribbling on sheet after sheet of paper, or finding myself lost in a book for hours. 

I was married and became a mom young. I have five adult daughters, including two sets of twins and my "ultimate middle child." God blessed me with my girls, who were and are my biggest inspirations. When I remarried years later to my patient husband Henry, I got three bonus kids. God has given us the best gifts with our 2 1/2 grandchildren.

As for education, I have an A.A. degree in English/Journalism, a bachelor's degree in communicative disorders and deaf education, and a master's degree in teaching K-5 from USC. I work as a reading intervention specialist for students grades 3-8 and teach Rhetoric writing for high school at a character-based charter school. I am also a freelance news writer for two online sites in addition to my children's book writing, which is my passion.


​God has called me to do everything with purpose. My purpose is to bring joy to young readers and help them deepen their relationship with Jesus while enjoying reading.

Thank you for checking out my website and blog. News on upcoming projects and good things to follow soon!

Dawn is represented by the amazing Dr. Sharon Norris Elliott.

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