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Asking a writer "What do you write about?" can lead to a lengthy conversation you didn't anticipate. The short version is that I draw inspiration from talented people who are driven to make a difference in the world. Those who have passion for their craft; who are devoted to achieving their dreams, and are willing to share their knowledge; and, those individuals whose lives are devoted to improving others' lives — intrigue me. I'm compelled to tell their stories.

Favorite Topics

  • Profiles/features of musicians, bands, radio DJs, TV actors, and writers

  • Classic TV and Classic Rock because they're...classic!

  • Entertainment book reviews

  • Music biographies and personal memoirs

  • Higher Education administration opinions (an occasional homage to Molly Ivins)

  • The Joys of Following NCAA D-1 Basketball (especially the Texas Aggies, Mississippi State, & Maryland)


How Dawn Lee Wakefield earned four degrees from Texas A&M, joined their Chemistry faculty/staff, went from dual positions as research scientist and cooperative education coordinator to work as a chemical process engineer and public affairs specialist; returned to Texas A&M as College Development Director, and then began her own consulting firm (Publications and Petrochemical Plant Training) and today is a Writer, Editor and Media specialist is...a future best-seller...for another time.   


As the owner of West Communications (writing/editing/speaking/training) Dawn Lee combines feature writing about the performing arts, live concert experiences, TV shows, and biographical profiles, together with technical editing for books and journals in engineering, science, health, education and public affairs. For over three decades she's been an award-winning volunteer for regional nonprofits in arts, entertainment, health, & education, which has also brought her years of joy. She is also a Certified Life Celebrant and Life Tribute Writer.


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