Dawn graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and later from the University of Phoenix with an MBA. For years, Dawn worked as an engineer and then as a manager at a large aerospace company, until her creative side called her to pursue her dream of writing children’s books.
After reading and writing hundreds of corporate documents, none of which were titled The Little Engineer Who Could or Don't Let the Pigeon Fly the Airbus, Dawn is thrilled to now be reading and writing picture books instead.
She loves using rhyme, puns, figurative language and humor to make her stories fun to read.
Dawn is also a math enthusiast. When she’s not busy writing and reading, she can be found doing math problems, sometimes just because... In high school, Dawn’s dream was to have a math equation named after her, but now, she believes having her name on the cover of books is a million times better!
Dawn lives with her husband, three children and golden retriever in sunny Arizona. Some of her best memories include reading to her kids while they were plopped in her lap, all giggling at silly, clever picture books.
Dawn is an active member of SCBWI and many other children’s writing groups.
Dawn Young - Engineer turned Children's Author