Dawn Lajeunesse grew up in Troy, NY, the daughter of an Armenian “meat and grocery” man and a stay-at-home mom. Having attended public schools, she wanted a career that included writing. Instead, she was pressed into nursing by a guidance counselor who wanted her to be able to make a living, which writing couldn't guarantee. She never made it through surgery without fainting, but blood wasn't part of the nursing boards, so she passed with no problem. She received an M.S. in Health Administration from Russell Sage College and spent her career in administrative positions in a variety of health care settings, each with its own set of life lessons.
Throughout her health care career, she continued to write articles and short stories. She took courses in writing novels, which led to her completion of her first full-length novel, AUTUMN COLORS. There was no turning back after that. IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES followed, November 2016 marked the arrival of STAR CATCHING!
Ms. Lajeunesse enjoys creating stories from ordinary lives, about relationships, families, friendships - life connections. She lives north of Saratoga Springs, NY with her husband and Border Terrier, Nala.