Dawn Rynders has been a children’s literature enthusiast for most of her life. First, reading books as a child, next as a student studying them, then as a parent spending hours reading to her children, and finally as an author writing children’s literature. Dawn’s quaint childhood was filled with tagging along after her parents on the farm, riding her elderly Shetland pony, Trigger, and well-loved afternoons at the lake with her grandmother—all great subject matters for her writing.
After receiving her BA in creative writing at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, Dawn moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, tucked between the shores of Lake Minnewashta and Lake Minnetonka, she and her husband, Eric, raise and enjoy their three children, Henry, Beatrice, and Simon.