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This Old Thing (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life in Pieces (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Booby Trap and Other Bits and Boobs(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Not OK to Feel Blue [and other lies](2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Dawn O’Porter
Dawn O’Porter was born January 23, 1979 in Alexandria, Scotland and grew up in Guernsey. She is a British director, writer, and television producer.

Dawn studied acting at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts however in her third year decided that acting was not for her and did work experience on “Baddiel and Skinnier Unplanned”, a television series, instead of participating in a school production.

Dawn, having established her credentials as a journalist and writer, first came to widespread public attention when she tried slimming down to a size zero by drastic dieting regimes for “Super Slim Me”, a BBC documentary.

She made numerous other documentaries which included immersive investigations of Childbirth, Polygamy, Breast Cancer, Free Love, and the movie “Dirty Dancing”. Further television work included “This Old Thing”, a prime time Channel 4 show celebrating the wonders of vintage clothing.

Dawn has written for various UK magazines and newspapers including STYLIST and GRAZIA, writing on aspects of women’s lifestyles and on feminism. She was also the monthly columnist for Glamour magazine. She is a highly prolific Tweeter and blogger of The Dawn Report.

“Goose” was nominated for a YA Book Prize for Best Young Adult in the year 2015.

She is a full time time writer. Dawn would have written ten more novels if it weren’t for the addiction she has to Instagram Stories.

Even though she lives in London she still spends a lot of her time in LA and travels a lot. You might have seen her dragging around two gigantic pink suitcases with busted wheels and a Siamese cat in a box through international airports. At some point she does plan on getting new suitcases, but the cat still has a few years left in her still.

In August of 2012, she married Chris O’Dowd, and changed her name to Dawn O’Porter. In January of 2015, she gave birth to a son named Art, and in 2017, she gave birth to Valentine, a second son.

“Paper Aeroplanes” is the first novel in the “Paper Aeroplanes” series and was released in 2013. A poignant, often laugh out loud funny and unforgettable snapshot of small town adolescence and the heart stopping powers that female friendship can have.

In the mid-1990s, and fifteen year old Guernsey schoolgirls, Flo and Renee, aren’t really meant to be friends. Studious, thoughtful, and introspective, Flo could not be more different to extroverted, ambitious, and sexually curious Renee. However Flo and Rene are united by their dysfunctional families and loneliness, and this intense bond is formed.

Even though there are obstacles to their friendship, like Renee’s growing infatuation with Flo’s brother and Flo’s jealous former best friend, fifteen’s the age where anything can possibly happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every little betrayal feels as though it’s the end of the world. For Flo and Renee this is the time of their life.

Readers found this to be a nostalgic and really gorgeous novel. This is just as brilliant as you would expect it to be.

“Goose” is the second novel in the “Paper Aeroplanes” series and was released in 2014. It is a year and a half since Paper Aeroplanes and Renee now lives with her Aunty Jo. They’ve even got geese, and Renee likes sitting and watching them, wondering about if she will ever find “the One”, somebody that will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get.

She and Flo are in their last year at school, and they have some rather tough choices to make, like are they going to go to university? And if so where, and are they going to go there together? Renee’s typical ambivalence about this shocks Flo, who had simply assumed they would continue on as they were, the closest and best of friends, forever. She feels like she needs Renee’s support more than ever before, so when this handsome young guy enters Flo’s life, she finds herself being drawn powerfully to his faith, his kindness.

Flo and Renee’s friendship is soon going to be tested in a way that neither of them could never have expected. And if “Paper Aeroplanes” was about finding friendship, “Goose” explores whether it is possible to hold onto it.

“Cows” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 2017. Cow is a piece of meat, born to breed, one of the herd, past its sell by date. Women do not have to fall into a stereotype.

This is a powerful novel about these three women. In all of the noise of modern life, and each one of them needs to find a voice of their own. It is about being female and friendship. It is searingly perceptive, brilliant, and bold. It is about never following the herd. And everybody will be talking about it.

“So Lucky” is the second stand alone novel and was released in 2019. Is Anyone’s Life As Perfect As It Appears?

Beth shows that women really can have it all. Ruby lives life by her own rules, and then there’s Lauren, who lives the dream. Beth has not had sex in a year now, while Ruby feels as though she is falling. And Lauren’s own happiness is just fake news. And yet it only takes a single shocking event to make the whole truth come tumbling on out.

Frank, fearless, and for everybody that has ever doubted themselves, this is the straight-talking novel from the Sunday Times bestseller. You’re pretty lucky to be you.

“Cat Lady” is the second stand alone novel and was released in 2022. A woman will always land on her feet. Aloof, independent, single, agile, cunning, can’t be tamed. We’ve all known a cat lady, and we have probably all judged her as well. However behind that label, the one that only applies to women, what if there is a story that is worth nine lives?

Told with Dawn’s trademark wit, warmth, and irreverence, this is the story about defying labels and forging serious friendships. It is for the cat lady inside us all, because a woman always lands on her feet.

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