Dawn Baker Brimley was born in Monroe, Utah, and draws insights from a childhood spent near the mountains and lakes of Utah. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University in sociology and psychology and also has the equivalent of a major in English. A former faculty member at BYU, she has taught children’s literature there and elsewhere. She has won several awards for her poetry, in the BYU Eisteddfod Crown Competition, in the Ensign’s Eliza R. Snow poetry competition, and in the BYU Studies poetry contest. She served on a general Church writing committee, writing lessons for the Relief Society manuals. She has written several sets of song lyrics, most notably, “Thy Will and Work” with composer Newell Dailey. Her published book of poetry is entitled Waking Moments. She has had two poems published in Dialogue and has two poems in the current book Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women. Dawn is married to Dr. Vern Brimley and is the mother of three daughters, grandmother of ten, and great-grandmother of nine.