Meet Dawn

Dawn Tolbert

One of my favorite quotes in life is by Poet William Butler Yeats: “Think like a wise man (or woman), but communicate in the language of the people.”

My writing on this blog and on The Pink Typewriter Project is aimed to do just that — communicate. I write to honor God, to thank Him for His goodness, and to encourage my readers as I share my own faith journey. I don’t have all the answers, but I know I serve a good, good God who loves me — and YOU — very much.

I have written my first novel (a young adult mystery) for which I’m seeking an agent. (Recommendations welcome!) I also work as a full-time PR professional and freelance writer. A former journalist, I have 21-plus years’ experience in higher education public relations, including working as a writer, editor, photographer, and designer, and I freelance in all those areas.

I earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and English from Gardner-Webb College. While working full-time, I went back to school to earn a Master of Arts in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Union University.

I’m super thankful to be doing life with my husband, Larry, who I married in 1994 and who supports me in my dreams. We’re active members of our church, where I sing in the choir, teach Sunday School, and lead a women’s missions/Bible study group. Larry works circles around me and always seems to do it with a purer heart. Speaking of my heart, I wrote in a Pink Typewriter post:

A lot of people have assumed, wrongly I would add, that I must not want kids since we never had any. After all, I am a driven career woman with two advanced degrees. Most people don’t know those things were done to occupy my mind while my heart was breaking.

Larry and I care deeply about serving our communities. which I do as a member of the Rotary Club of Rome (Georgia) and of the Community Action Team for the Ferst Foundation of Floyd County, an organization working to increase childhood literacy.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I’d love to hear from you either through the comments section, or, in case you’re a bit shy like me, you can head over to the Contact page and send a message.