Kate Moses and Birds & Muses
I'm excited to announce that I will be working with Kate Moses at Birds & Muses as a writing mentor for women. We'll have something for everyone interested in fiction, and creative nonfiction: year-long manuscript mentorship, short, affordable online classes and workshops, as well as free material, such as mini-courses and writing prompts available through our newsletter. My special interests include memoir, medical memoir, autopathography, and humor writing, so if you are interested in exploring these topics with your own writing, we might be a good fit.
Stay tuned for the launch on July 1, 2020!
Mothers of Sparta and Dawn Davies Featured on Megyn Kelly Today a Second Time
March 13, 2018
I flew to New York to tape a segment for Megyn Kelly Today that addressed viewer response to my first appearance on February 7, 2018. The first MKT segment featured my book, Mothers of Sparta, and viewers responded to the title essay by writing in, both to the show, and to me! Megyn Kelly Today understood the chord this essay struck in the special needs community, and invited other mothers of kids with complex mental health needs to share their stories. We also had neuroscientist, Dr. Kent Kiehl, there to explain things from a professional perspective. Another great experience with Megyn Kelly Today. I blog about it here. Segment airs on 3/22/2018. Stay tuned!
Mothers of Sparta Book Launch at Books and Books in Coral Gables
Book launch party and reading at Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL on Sunday February 11, 2018. at 4 pm. I will be reading from Mothers of Sparta, signing books, and looking forward to hanging out with friends, both old and new.
Dawn Davies on Megyn Kelly Today Show
February 7, 2018
I was on Megyn Kelly Today to promote my book, Mother of Sparta. I blogged about it here. It was a great experience. Megyn praised Mothers of Sparta, and said she hadn't cried so much since watching Bridges of Madison County, which I take as a high compliment. All writers want to make their readers feel things.
Here is a link to the video:
Kveller.com's Five Books Even Crazy Busy Moms Will Want to Read
April 5, 2018
I just discovered kveller.com and I think it is great! They wrote a blog post reviewing five books even busy moms should read, and Mothers of Sparta made the list. In fact, the author, Jordana Horn, said my book was one of the best books she has ever read. This kind of feedback means a lot to people who sit alone in a room working on projects for years at a time. Super sweet. Please check them out!
Fall 2018 Goings-On
September 22 -- BookFest St. Louis, panel discussion on Memoir.
November 17, Neil Haley Radio Show
November 17, South Florida Roundup Radio Show
November 18, The Miami Book Fair, Panel Discussion on writing about family.
Winter 2019 Goings-On
January 14, 2019 Paperback of Mothers of Sparta released!
January 22-23, 2019, Writers in Paradise Reading and craft talk.
March 23, 2019, Speaker, Friends of the Helen B. Hoffman Library Luncheon
Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award Announcement
2019 is coming in like a lion. I am proud to announce that I have won the 2019 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Creative Nonfiction. This includes visits to some of the colleges in the GCLA, for craft talks, readings, and other whatnot that involves seeing what wild creative work is going on at these institutions! Link here.
Florida Book Award
I found out the wonderful news that I won the 2019 Florida Book Award Gold Medal for General Nonfiction. As a Florida girl, this one is very special to me. Stay tuned for details!
November 6, 2019 - Literary reading. Stay tuned for podcast on Kenyon Review.
November 14, 2019 - Literary reading and workshop
St. Mark's School of Texas
January 16-17, 2020 - Visiting Author
Month of January -
WLRN News Sundial Book Club featuring Mothers of Sparta for the month of January. Stay tuned for events.
January 16, 2020
One of my poems will be the Poem of the Day at Poetry Daily!
January 16-17, 2020 - Visiting Author