Dawn DeAnna Wilson


Originally from Weaverville, a small town near Asheville, NC, she wrote her first story when she was five and her first poem was published when she was in 8th grade. In 1986, the
publication of her short story in Prism, a magazine for young authors, led to an appearance on "CBS Morning News."
Wilson earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied creative writing under authors Doris Betts and Bland Simpson. She won second place in the "Love Poetry" division of the NC Poetry Society's annual poetry competition.
She earned her master's degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from
East Carolina University. She resides in Eastern North Carolina.

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Welcome to Shangri-La, North Carolina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,010. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a short story collection is from award-winning Carolina writer, Dawn DeAnna Wilson. One of the short stories in the collection, "The Shangri-La Chamber of Commerce Welcomes You," was a semi-finalist for the Doris Betts Fiction Prize.
Saint Jude
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Taylor is going crazy. At least, she thinks so when her mother places her in Saint Jude, a group home for teens with mental illnesses. This novel, "Saint Jude," was listed in "The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists: 100 Great, Ready-to-Use Book Lists for Educators, Libra
Leaving the Comfort Cafe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,460. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.88 from 8 reviews)
Blythe Shelley got a 1600 on her SAT and a full scholarship to Cornell University. But she never went.Instead, she took a job as a waitress at the Comfort Cafe in Conyers, North Carolina...

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