Dawn Dugle is wearing a t-shirt that says "Smile On"

Dawn Dugle has been a storyteller ever since she could talk.

It could be in her DNA, handed down through the generations of her family.

It could be because she grew up in the country and there were only three television stations at the time. (They had to get creative to keep themselves entertained.)

She thinks it’s a gift, one that she loves sharing with the world.

Dawn’s first career was as a journalist where she brought home 67 awards for storytelling excellence. But after two decades of telling the worst stories in the news business, she decided to refocus her efforts on the good stories in the world. What was going right. Positive stories.

Her first book was published in 2018. The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty tells the story of two entrepreneurs who bucked the system and built a thriving business - with creativity. Situations that would have shuttered most businesses after a few years were learning lessons for these two, and other entrepreneurs who read the book.

Dawn finished her first screenplay in 2020 and is currently looking for representation.

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