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About Me...

The Media Version


Dawn Baumann Brunke is a writer who specializes in the areas of healing, metaphysics and spirituality. She has published over three dozen interviews, including talks with natural medicine writer Dr. Andrew Weil; former NASA consultant Richard Hoagland; noted speakers Gregg Braden, Patricia Sun and Caroline Myss; and many animal communicators. She has been interviewed for many animal, healing and dream-focused summits, and was a guest on author/actress Shirley MacLaine's radio show.


Her books include: Animal VoicesAnimal TeachingsAnimal Voices, Animal GuidesThe Key to Spirit Animals; Shapeshifting with Our Animal CompanionsThe Animal Wisdom Tarot; Dreaming with Polar Bears; Awakening the Ancient Power of Snake; and upcoming Shadow Animals.


In addition, Dawn is the author of Who Lives Here?, a series of four animal and nature books for children. She has published short stories in LadyBug (for children), Leviathan (anthology), and Rosebud (literary quarterly), and has won both Grand Prize and Editor’s Choice in the Alaska Daily News/University of Anchorage creative writing contest. She has also published book, film and music reviews as well as nonfiction articles on a variety of subjects, and contributed to a book series regarding the healing benefits of essential oils. 


For sixteen years, Dawn was the editor of Alaska Wellness, a bi-monthly magazine focused on health and wellness for the body, mind and spirit. And for ten years she was a columnist for Timeless Spirit, a spiritually enlightening online magazine. She is listed in both Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women.


Dawn graduated from Lawrence University, summa cum laude, in 1981. Her B.A. is in Comparative Religions and Symbolic Anthropology. She also has a degree in Massage Therapy from the Potomac Massage Training Institute, where she taught Anatomy and Kinesiology for several years.


Dawn lives in Alaska with her husband Bob and their smart and sassy dog Deshka.


The Quick Version...


I’m the author of several books about connecting at deeper levels with animals, nature, self and spirit. 


I’m an animal communicator, editor, writer, and dream enthusiast.


I offer phone sessions to help you connect with your animal and occasionally offer workshops. See Classes & Consults for more.



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