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.
I LOVE HARRY POTTER, specifically Ron Weasley. I also love Sherlock, specifically Benedict Cumberbatch. I also love Game of Thrones, specifically Peytr Baelish, 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
Maggie Stiefvater 2x
Ann M. Martin
Rainbow Rowell (almost. didn’t want to go by myself)
Mary E. Pearson Cassandra Clare
Jennifer Neilsen Sabaa Tahir 3x
Sarah J. Maas
John Green (almost. Got snowed out)
Marie Lu 3x Marissa Meyers Jandy Nelson Laura Ruby Morgan Rhodes Ruta Sepetys Brittany Cavallaro
Tim Federle Jeff Zentner
April Genevieve Tucholke
Amy Lukavics Frances Hardinge
Shaun David Hutchinson