Hello and thanks for your interest in my work. Here is a bit about me!
Children's Author, Illustrator and Publisher
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Records and Produces all her music
MCPS/PRS/PPL/ASCAP Member: 853006067
DAWN is bursting at the seams with musical talent and artistic flare, she is dedicated, well organised and hardworking and she lights up any room with her smile, bringing a ray of sunshine to everyone she meets.
There are two parts to Dawns' creativity: -
Children's Books with Free Sing-along Music with lyrics
Dawn is a children's author and independent publisher as well as a singer- songwriter, composer, producer and recording engineer. She releases all her work commercially and is often found chatting about her projects on local radio stations such as BBC UK and on occasions across the pond on iHeart USA.
Year 2020. During the pandemic Dawn quickly realised that it was important to consider our children's well-being and mental health and knew that during this time she could make a difference and decided to utilise her creativity using books and music to bring a little sunshine into our children's homes. Dawn clearly knows how important it is to keep the children occupied and stimulated and that is how Theo The little Yellow Bird was born. The concept is that Theo will travel on adventures taking children all around the UK. There is also a plan to eventually travel to other places around the world with his beautifully illustrated adventure stories.
Dawn does not do things by half. Having already learnt how to commercially release her original songs and soundtracks as a composer, recording engineer and singer-songwriter, she thought let's make this book thing happen!!
Dawn does not come from a publishing background but realised she needed to bring these books to life and the children needed them now.
Raring to go with so many ideas she decided to go down the self publishing route. Due to the fact that we did not know when things would open up again and what impact it had on our businesses and how long they would get back to some form of normality.
Therefore, Dawn decided to use the time to learn and understand how to 'Self Publish' her books and after some comprehensive research decided to make a start.
Year 2021. Dawn was confident that these extra skills gave her the tools to publish her brand-new series of children's full colour, short story books, entitled 'Theo The Yellow Bird Adventures', with planned staggered release dates throughout the year.
Dawn has created unique sing-a-long songs for each book, which are available to stream on most platforms or there are free MP3 downloads available from this website. All the lyrics appear in the back of each book.
Each book has a quick quiz so the reader can see how observant the children have been.
There are also characters hidden within the illustrations for the children to count and find and all the answers are in the back of each book.
Dawn simply sprinkles a bit of fairy dust to add a touch of magic as she whips up a whirl-wind of exciting projects with her multiple creative talents.
Dawn's books are registered with the British Library and for sale on this website as well as online at Waterstones.
It is important that these books are around for generations to come would welcome the opportunity to work with Publishing houses in the future.
TRUE STORY SHARED
Dawn is delighted to share with you this recent true story and she still can't believe that someone in Canada knew about her books!!
A mum living in Dawn's village in Shipham, Somerset decided to introduce her daughter who lived in Canada to 'Theo The Yellow Bird' books after seeing them at a local event and thought they would be ideal for her grand-daughter. To both their surprise her daughter already knew about Dawn's work and was thinking of getting them shipped to her. She could not believe that Dawn lived in the same village as her mother and was thrilled to hear this news. We are pleased to announce that the little girl in Canada has now got her very own beautiful signed boxed set.
We are also pleased to share that 'Theo The Yellow Bird' Adventure stories have started to travel to a few more places around the world including Australia, France, Italy and Germany.
Dawn is the sole rights holder to all her work, so let's get ready to go!
Dawn's Current and Future Planned Children's Book Titles
PUBLISHED COLOURING BOOKS WITH FREE SING-ALONG SONGS
JUMPING JACK (FOR EASTER)
SANTA GOT THE HICCUPS
THEO THE YELLOW BIRD SERIES 1 - 2021
BOOK 1 THEO THE YELLOW BIRD - MY ADVENTURE IN THE PARK
BOOK 2 THEO THE YELLOW BIRD - MY ADVENTURE AT THE SEASIDE
BOOK 3 THEO THE YELLOW BIRD - MY ADVENTURE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE (CHEDDAR)
BOOK 4 THEO THE YELLOW BIRD - MY ADVENTURE IN THE CITY (LONDON)
BOOK 5 THEO THE YELLOW BIRD - MY ADVENTURE IN THE MOUNTAINS (WALES)
BOOK 6 THEO THE YELLOW BIRD - MY ADVENTURE ON THE RIVERBANK
THEO THE YELLOW BIRD CHRISTMAS SPECIAL EDITION COLOURING BOOK
BOOK LAUNCH DATES COMING SOON....
THEO THE YELLOW BIRD SERIES 2 - 2022
BOOK 7 THEO THE YELLOW BIRD MY ADVENTURE TO WELLS
12TH APRIL 2022 @11:00AM- WELLS LIBRARY
Other titles for 2022 announced in due course.
FUTURE PLANS - CONTINUED SERIES
THEO THE YELLOW BIRD SERIES 3 - 2023
THEO THE YELLOW BIRD SERIES 4 - 2024
THEO THE YELLOW BIRD SERIES 5 - 2025
Dawn's Music Profile
DAWN started singing in 2017. She is a multi talented superstar from a mining family in South Wales and graduated in Business and Enterprise at The University of South Wales.
Dawn has a natural percussion ability and loves dabbling with her acoustic drums. In her youth she was a World Champion lead drummer in a Jazz marching band. Dawn records and produces all her music and also sings on the tracks as well.
Before her music and book career started, she had worked commercially within the rail industry for many years, while bringing up her family.
Music has been a big part in her life growing up as a child with her father singing in night clubs in the Welsh Valleys. In the late 50's early 60's her father became runner-up in a famous talent show 'Opportunity Knocks'.
Dawn's music is influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Rag and Bone Man, Bjork, Ed Sheehan and Chris Rea to name a few. As a soprano, she enjoys singing old jazz classics from the American song book as well as her own songs with her beautiful rich tone and her vocal range, as demonstrated in the songs that she has written. She also performs live at private parties and festivals.
Dawn has a saying 'Do Nothing and Nothing Happens'. She is very focused and dedicated to her work and has recently released a song about this. Dawn also believes that 'All genres have a hint of genius and they can give us all something to think about and enjoy'.
Dawn's music is registered and distributed commercially and She is a member of PRS, PPL, MCPS, ASCAP and MU. All of Dawn's music can be found on most streaming platforms such as Spotify