My name is Dawn and I am from the far northern suburbs of Chicago. I have a B.A. in English (What am I supposed to do with that degree?) and a MS in Recreation Administration. If you ever seen the show Parks and Rec, that’s the job I would be doing if I actually worked in the field that I went to college for.
I am currently the Teen “Librarian” at the Zion-Benton Public Library and have been for four years. I purchase books and do programming for 5th – 12th graders. I’m a reviewer for SLJ (School Library Journal) and I’m a blogger for The Hub, YALSA’s blog (Young Adult Library Services Association). I also have a blog for teen librarians called the Teen Services Depot. I co-host a podcast called The Small Print Podcast on Youtube with my coworker Elise at, Roulette Reader where we review YA books. We have a new podcast about YA collection Development called Novel Universe-simply click the link in the menu above.
I LOVE HARRY POTTER, specifically Ron Weasley. I also love Sherlock, specifically Benedict Cumberbatch. I also love Game of Thrones, specifically Peytr Baelish (tears), and I like Doctor Who specifically #10-Tennant!
I’ve met MANY authors but there are some that I haven’t met and are therefore on my bucket list.
Author Bucket List
Leigh Bardugo 2x
Kiera Cass Andrew Smith Adam Silvera 3X
Maggie Stiefvater 2x VE Schwab
Ann M. Martin
Rainbow Rowell (almost. didn’t want to go by myself)
Mary E. Pearson Cassandra Clare E. Lockhart Jennifer Neilsen Sabaa Tahir 3x
Sarah J. Maas
John Green (almost. Got snowed out) **Update-I saw Hank and John during their Turtles tour and considering John doesn’t really signings, I’m gonna count this as met him-YAY! Marie Lu 3x Marissa Meyers Jandy Nelson Laura Ruby Morgan Rhodes Ruta Sepetys Brittany Cavallaro
Julie Berry Tim Federle Jeff Zentner
April Genevieve Tucholke
Amy Lukavics Frances Hardinge Nicola Yoon
Shaun David Hutchinson