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
In addition to Animal Voices and
Awakening to Animal Voices, Dawn is the
author of
Who Lives Here?, a series of
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 reviews and
nonfiction articles on a variety of
subjects, and contributed to a book
series regarding the healing benefits of
essential oils.

For the past seven years, Dawn has been
the Editor of Alaska Wellness, a bi-
monthly magazine focused on health and
wellness for the body, mind and spirit.
She is listed in the both Who's Who in
America and Who's Who of American

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 with the wild man Bob Brunke,
their daughter Alyeska, three dogs Max,
Zak and Riza, and other animals in
Wasilla, Alaska.
Dawn Baumann Brunke
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