News & Schedule

November 17, 2018: Trebein Holiday Bazaar at Trebein Elementary School, 1728 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek Township (Xenia), OH 45385, 9AM – 3PM, Author Signing

November 16, 2018: Christmas in Springboro, Meet the Authors at the Springboro Historical Museum, 110 S Main St, Springboro, OH 45066, 6PM – 7:30PM. Author Signing

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’ roomIMG_0238

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.