Dawn Millen

Biography

Hello everyone, my name is Dawn and I have recently returned to writing after a break of many years due to nursing my husband and raising my family. I was widowed in late 2010 and have now the time to devote to writing to give my readers the experience I appreciate from books.

The Widowhood series of books is still being written with Widowhood 103 being the current project. There are many widows in the community who stumble along for the first few years of widowhood and the books are being produced in an effort to make the journey a little easier. I don't promise to have all the answers, but my widow friends and I are trying to give the benefit of our experience to assist others along the way. The books are written from our hearts and from the very emotional depths where widowhood has taken us. I hope that the buyers can benefit from the series. More are planned, Widowhood 101 and 102 are my personal emotional journey. 103 is about the healing of tears and 104 and 105 are the practical side of widowhood, budgeting on a lower income and raising a family with a widowed parent.

The Widowhood series of books is not just written for Widows and Widowers though, it can be read and understood by everyone and is often an idea to read something like this if you are close to someone who has been Widowed. It may give you a sense of the feelings many of us have on this journey and an understanding of what that journey entails during those weeks and months. I don't claim to know anyone else's journey, only my own, but there are so many similarities that the bereaved share and these are the things that I write about.

The poetry in Random Rhyme and Winter Memories is a collection of old and new poems and were written for both my own and the enjoyment of others. Poetry has been a passion in my life since I was a child and now that I have the time to write it is wonderful to be able to write for others share the words.

I currently live with my dog on a large and untidy block of land in rural Australia. I have a busy life with my family and volunteer work with New South Wales State Emergency Service. I spend many hours writing each day with my dog curled up beside me too.

I look forward to hearing from my readers and thank you for giving me the chance to play a part in your life's journey as you are playing a part in mine.

Regards Dawn

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Books

Outback Exodus
By Dawn Millen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,700. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
early morning on new years day 2013. jenn is awake and getting ready to start her day working on the farm. all is quiet, too quiet until such time as she empties the coffee grounds from the bottom of her cup and heads into the house to shower. what happens next turns jenn's world upside down. come and join jenn, rhys, krystal, gavin and their group as they trek through the australian outback.
Everyday Poetry
By Dawn Millen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
poetry for every day. just things that strike my mind as I go from day to day
Widowhood 103 Tears, Grief
By Dawn Millen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
widowhood 103 is the third in the widowhood series. these books cover my journey through widowhood. this one however was not planned as part of the series, it came to be due to the reaction to widowhood 101 and 102 and the ability of words to enable grieving for loss of all kinds. all loss is valid and all loss must be grieved.
Widowhood 102 The Diary Entries
By Dawn Millen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,490. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Widowhood 102 is an extraction of the entries in my diary during the first year of Widowhood. These entries are just another part of they journey into being the new me.
Winter Memories
By Dawn Millen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
Poetry written in the Autumn of 2012. Many of the poems have a basis in winter and in the memories of my childhood in the United Kingdom
Random Rhymes
By Dawn Millen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Some poetry old and new written over time and through life's window. Enjoy
Widowhood 101
By Dawn Millen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,070. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of my journey through the first 18 months of being a widow. It's a big learning curve and I hope that some of what I've learned will be of value for others

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