Writer, Artist, Traveler
Dawn is a writer of short fiction, flash fiction, and novels. Her manuscript The Weight of Silence was a finalist in the summer, 2021 Novel Slices competition. Her manuscript Every Fragile Thing was shortlisted for the Retreat West Novel Prize in 2019.
In addition to writing, Dawn is a visual artist and volunteers as a contributing editor of Inspire Magazine.
Dawn holds B.A. and B.Ed. degrees from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She has taught students who are Deaf for more than twenty years.
Born in France, she grew up primarily in Kingston, Ontario. She lives and writes in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
"Mothers Wishes" Typehouse Literary Magazine
Jellyfish Review, April 2022
detail from Matt, encaustic and mixed media, by Dawn Miller
Canadian Authors Association's Fifteen Stories High Anthology
"Memories of Zeppelin"
Verandah Literary and Art Journal, Vol. 34
This Will Only Take a Minute
Guernica Edition anthology, November 2022
Awards and Recognitions
Winner, SmokeLong Quarterly Summer Flash Fiction Competition (Fiction category)
Finalist, Wind and Water Writing Competition, Prince Edward County, Summer 2022
Pushcart Prize nomination for "Jack Pine"
Nest, encaustic and mixed media,
by Dawn Miller
Finalist, Novel Slices Competition,
Shortlisted, Raven Short Story Competition
Shortlisted, Spirit of the Hills Short Story Competition 2019
Detail from Secrets, acrylic on canvas, by Dawn Miller
GREAT NEWS: I'm over the moon to announce that my short story "Jack Pine" has been nominated by The Maine Review for a 2021 Pushcart Prize!
As I query literary agents with my debut novel, I am working on a third novel. The road to publication continues!
In the midst of writing, we have now moved to beautiful Prince Edward County on the shores of Lake Ontario. I've made sure that I have a good writing spot😉