News & Schedule

Current Events

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Past Events

February 2020: The Fantasy Flora and Glory Art Show was Dawn’s first solo art show held at The Gallery at Lofino Plaza. Dawn was the featured artist for the whole month.

February 2-9, 2020: The Winter Film and Arts Festival at The Joy and Whimsy Depot in Lewisburg, OH, showcased six watercolor and ink paintings with “The Story of Nibs,” a six-part fantasy story.

November 23, 2019: Christmas in Springboro Meet the Authors at the Springboro Historical Museum, 110 S. Main St. Springboro, OH, from 3:30-5pm. Author signing.

November 16, 2019: Trebein Holiday Bazaar at Trebein Elementary School in Beavercreek, Ohio, from 9am-4pm. Holiday Market

November 2, 2019: Bellbrook Handmade Arts & Crafts Show at Bellbrook High School in Bellbrook, Ohio, from 9am-4pm. Art show and holiday market.

November – December 14, 2019: Dawn’s watercolor piece, “Lotus 1,” on display at the Dayton Society for Artists Gallery, located on High Street in Dayton, OH.

October 14, 2019: Indie Author Fair at the Washington-Centerville Library in Centerville, Ohio from 1-3pm. Author signing.

July, 2019: The Sketchbook Project at the Brooklyn Art Library registers the “Fantasy Flora” art book digitally and it goes live.

June 14 – 15, 2019: Grove City Wine and Arts Festival in Grove City, OH, 5–10pm on Friday and 11am–10pm on Saturday, Art Show

May 16 – June 21, 2019: Birds & Bees: Pollinators and Awareness of Beneficial Insects Art Show at the Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Corry St., Yellow Springs, OH, 45387. My three paintings in the show are “Pollinating Joy,” “Pollinating Gentleness,” and “Pollinating Protection.”

November 4, 2018: Holiday Gift Show at The Dayton’s Woman’s Club, 225 N. Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402, 10AM – 4PM, Author Signing & Christmas Items Sale

October 27, 1018: Nevermore Author Faire at the Scarlett Raven (formerly Storybrooke Cafe) in the Randolf Plaza, 8381 N. Main St., Dayton OH, 45415, 11AM – 3PM, Author Signing

September 29, 2018: Dayton Christian Scribes Mini-Conference at Sovereign Grace Church, 51 S. East St., Bellbrook OH, 45035, 4PM – 9PM. Books and Lessons.

September 29, 2018: Fairy & Gnome Festival at Bill Yeck Park, 2230 E. Centerville Station Rd., Centerville, OH 45458, 1 – 3PM, I’ll be sponsoring a gnome craft! (Rescheduled, YAY!)

September 14, 2018: 2018 Northern Ohio SCBWI Regional Conference – attending as a student

September 8, 2018: Fairy & Gnome Festival at Bill Yeck Park, 2230 E. Centerville Station Rd., Centerville, OH 45458, 1 – 3PM, I’ll be sponsoring a gnome craft! EVENT CANCELLED

August 18, 2018: Springfield Book Fair at Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company 109 W. North St., Springfield, OH 45504, Noon – 5PM (Family-friendly), Author Signing

July 21, 2018: Storytime I’ll be reading “Meet Christian Tompta” at Murphy’s Used Books & Media 2852 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45419 11:00AM

June 11, 2018: 2nd Monday Authors Author Signing at Centerville Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, OH 45458 1PM – 3PM

May 21, 2018: Multi-genre Author Signing at My Favorite Muffin and Bagel in Centerville, Ohio, 10AM – 1PM

May 12, 2018: Morse Elementary Book Bazaar, held at Morse Elementary School, 475 Cherry St. in Troy, MI 48083, Noon – 4PM, Author Signing

April 28, 2018: Dayton Book Expo, Author Signing, Ponitz Center at Sinclair College, Dayton, OH, 11AM – 4PM – Also, interview on “Another Way to Praise” live on Facebook at 1PM

April 15, 2018: Release of Book 3 in “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series, “Gnomeling Journeys to Joddeburg”

March 22 – 25, 2018: “Everything You Need to Know About Children’s Book Publishing: A Crash Course” workshop at the Highlights Foundation – attended as a student.

January 31, 2018: Author Talk at CHESS school for 3rd-7th graders.

December 16, 2017: Snowbound Author Signing at Storybrooke Cafe, Randolf Plaza, 8381 N. Main St. Dayton, OH 45415, 11AM – 2PM

November 2017: Participated in NaNoWriMo, but quit early due to back injury.

October 2017: Participated and complete Inktober, the story of “Daisy”

September 30, 2017: New Book Celebration for “Gnomeling: The Tales of Christian Tompa, Book 1” and signing for “Gnomeling Goes Home” (book 2) at Fairborn Library, Fairborn, OH 2PM – 4PM. Registration opens on August 30 if you’d like to attend on the Fairborn Library/Greene Country website!

September 30, 2017: Release of Book 2 in “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series, “Gnomeling Goes Home”

August 19, 2017: Yellow Springs Book Fair, Mills Lawn Elementary School, Yellow Springs, OH 8AM-4PM

August 12, 2017: Fairborn Writer’s Group Performs Live Poetry and Short Story Readings at The Inside Scoop, Fairborn, OH 6:30PM

August 7, 2017: Guest Blog Post for author Krysten Lindsay Hager’s, “A Letter to my Younger Self.” See post here:

June 25, 2017: Books become available for sale at Cherry House Cafe, 1241 Meadow Bridge Dr. Beavercreek, OH, 45434

June 8 – 10, 2017: RAGT weekend, Cincinatti, OH – attended as a reader

May 20, 2017: Books become available for sale at Storybrooke Cafe, Englewood, OH

May 20, 2017: Storybooked Indie Book Signing Event at Storybrooke Cafe in Englewood, OH

April 30, 2017: Live Poetry Readings Performance at The Spirited Goat Cafe in Yellow Springs, OH, 7PM

April 28, 2017: The book, “Gnomeling,” becomes a library book! It’s available through the Greene County Library system at

April 22, 2017: Book Release, “Meet Christian Tompta” – Available in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million

April 8, 2018: Ohioana Book Festival, Columbus, OH – Volunteered in the kids’ room

April 3, 2017: Book Release, “Gnomeling, The Companion Coloring and Activity Book” – Available in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million

March 31, 2017: Book Release, “Gnomeling, The Tales of Christian Tompta, Book 1” – Available in print or ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million

March 21 2017: Established blog/website “” with fun and games for kids.

February 26, 2017: National Tell a Fairy Tale Day Pre-launch Book Reading from “Gnomeling” at Storybrooke Cafe, Englwood, OH, 2PM

January 28, 2017: “Gnomeling” Book Trailer Release!

December 27, 2016: Featured in Fred Marion’s literary email ( a one question interview:

“How can we live more creatively? A one-question interview with Dawn Paul
Q: How can people live more creatively?

A: ‘Taking advantage of opportunities that arise with an open mind allows one to access mental possibility. I often refer to my mind as a faucet of creativity that I turn on and off – which is easier after I have explored or learned something new that inspires me. Looking at art, focusing intently on a song, taking a walk through a park, a mall or a touristy location are all ways to turn on the faucet of creative flow.'”

December 24, 2016: Writing Out Cancer Podcast “The Gnome Saga” (introductory poem in ‘The Tales of Christian Tompta) read by A. Charles Ross

November 19, 2016: Guest Blog Post for NaNoWriMo author Rochelle Bradley, “Writing in Gnomilieu.” See post here:

November 2016: Participated in NaNoWriMo and won with 60,061 words, the rough draft of “The Tales of Christian Tompta and Zach”

March 31 – April 2, 2016: Erma Bombeck’s Writers Workshop, Dayton, OH – attended as a student

February 9, 2016: Book release, “You Are Forgiven” – Available in print or ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million

November 2015: Participated in NaNoWriMo and won with 52, 406 words, the rough drafts of “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series

September 21, 2015: Established blog/website “” to share news & information, short stories, essays, vignettes and poetry.