Dawn Proctor (Dawn P.) is the recipient of several writing awards from the WWA, including the First Place Jade Ring Award which lead to the publication of her book "Heartbreaking...when your child is an addict." She is a life-long resident of Wisconsin and a graduate of the UW Madison. She served for 15 years as Director of Development for Olbrich Botanical Gardens developing writing skills through grants, membership marketing and special events. Dawn writes creative non-fiction and poetry, where she has been published in two consecutive editions of "The Agora", a division of continuing education with the UW Madison. She is also an artist, creating the cover of her book and producing several solo shows in the Madison area. She has one son. She has been sober 35 years.