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Dawn DeAnna Wilson

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in Asheville, NC, The United States


Rod Searling, Ray Bradbury and Kay Redfield Jamison.

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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 earned her master's
degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from
East Carolina University.
Her first novel, "Saint Jude," was listed in "The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists: 100 Great, Ready-to-Use Book Lists for Educators, Librarians, Parents, and Te

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Leaving the Comfort Cafe

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Saint Jude

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Ten Thousand New Year's Eves

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Welcome to Shangri-La, Nort...

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This Is Not Barcelona

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