Dawn Hunter

Dawn Hunter was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, and is the youngest of three siblings. She and her sister have written two books together for young readers, one of which won a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice award in 2002.

When she was young, Dawn wrote poems and stories, and she credits her mother for her love of words. Their trips to the library were a weekly adventure, and they often wrote stories together, too. Dawn loved to read fantasy novels, especially those written by Piers Anthony, but her favorite book was Jonathan Livingston Seagull. If her nose wasn’t buried in a book, you could usually find her drawing, swimming, riding her bike, or recording pretend radio programs with her best friend.

After attending the University of Toronto and earning a science degree, Dawn became an editor. When she isn’t writing or editing, she enjoys walking her dogs, playing Wii games, and baking and decorating shaped cakes. The pirate ship cake she makes is one of her favorites. She also has a big art collection and enjoys finding works by new Canadian artists.

Dawn still makes her home in Toronto, sharing it with her husband and five pets: three pugs and two cats. She hopes to continue writing books for young people.

Annick Press books
with Dawn Hunter