About Dawn Maria

Written By: Dawn

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Dawn Treude (writes as Dawn Maria)

Contact me at dawnmaria(at)me.com

      I taught myself to write on my grandparents’ old Smith Corona typewriter as a kid. Reading and writing have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I write upbeat, fun contemporary Women’s Fiction that is heavy with humor, honesty and characters you can relate to.

    I work in a public library as a Library Assistant in Youth Services and love that I get to spend my days surrounded by books and readers. When I’m not writing,  I’m vacuuming up dog hair. Thanks for stopping by Method To the Madness!

The Better Half (25+ yrs.), Big Boy 9recent college grad), me, Little Bug (college student).

The Better Half (25+ yrs.), Big Boy (recent college grad), me, Little Bug (college student).

 

Weasley- our Wookiee-Mix mutt and source of the dog hair.

Weasley- our Wookiee-Mix mutt and main source of the dog hair.

 

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This is Lily, our Lab-Shepard mix puppy. She turned 2 on Christmas Day 2015.Another 3 years and she’ll be perfect!

 

 

Milo- cuddly cat who hates the dog and enjoys soiling the carpet.

Milo- cuddly cat who hates the dogs and enjoys soiling the carpet.

 

Education, Honors and Awards-

Online Creative Writing Certificate Program- Stanford University (2014)

First Place- Humorous Short Story- Missouri Writers Guild (April 2012)

Second Place- Inspirational Essay- Missouri Writers Guild (April 2012)

Professional Development Grant- Arizona Commission on the Arts (Jan. 2012)

Residency Fellowship- Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences

(June 2011) (June 2008) (June 2007)

Creative Writing Certificate- Phoenix College (December 2008)

Publications-

YALS-Young Adult Library Services Journal- July 2013

 Blue Guitar- Southwest online arts journal- Fall 2012

Flash Fiction Chronicles- online journal November 2011

The Motherhood Muse– online journal- Spring 2010

SHALLA magazine- online journal- Winter 2010

Chick Lit Review– online journal- (May/June 2009)

 Raising AZ Kids magazine- (May 1997) (December 2008)

 

Community-

Panelist Judge- The Glass Woman Prize- (Fall 2010) (Spring 2011)

skirt!setter featured blogger for www.skirt.com  (November 2008 to 2011)

Personal blog- Method to the Madness  (December 2007 to present)

Wise Women Write- a women’s writing group (January 2007- April 2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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