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Dawn Greenfield Ireland is the author of several award-winning novels, nonfiction books, and screenplays. To date she has 24 published novels that consists of five series (cozy mystery, science fiction/fantasy, dystopian, and shape-shifter). There's also a stand-alone sci-fi romance adventure.

Three of her six nonfiction books have won awards.

Nine of her 15 screenplays (comedies, dramas, one horror, action adventure and science fiction), have won awards. She has also written three short scripts, and a few reality TV concepts.

Her former day job as an award-winning technical writer (34 years) played a major role in her fiction writing – she is detailed oriented, the organizational queen of the known universe, and never misses a deadline. She writes full time in addition to editing books for authors, and coaching people through the writing process.

Dawn’s company, Artistic Origins is her technical writing and publishing hub that was founded in 1995.  Contact Dawn for help with your project!

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Learn more about me and my creative journey by watching the short video, "High Road or Low Road"

To see my two resumes CLICK HERE

To see my videos on YouTube,

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The Far Corner (formerly titled The Crowd) ~ psychological supernatural horror

  • Semifinalist ~ Filmmatic/Coverfly Pitch Now Screenplay Competition (Season 5) 1/2023

  • Semifinalist ~ Lonely Wolf Film Festival Script Competition 12/24/2022

  • Selected ~ Lake Travis Film Festival Script Competition 7/2022

  • Quarter finalist ~ Scriptapalooza 7/2022

  • Finalist - Geneva Science IN Fiction Competition 7/2022

  • Finalist ~ MidWest WeirdFest Competition 2/2022

  • Quarter finalist ~ Santa Barbara Script Competition 11/2021

  • Semifinalist ~ Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices 5/2021

  • Finalist ~ British Horror Film Festival Blood List 12/2020

  • Finalist ~ Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship 5/2020

  • Finalist ~ Filmmatic Horror Script Competition 1/2020

  • Finalist ~ Script Competition 11/2017

  • Finalist ~ Reel Writers Script Competition 8/16/2015

  • Semifinalist ~ Screencraft Script Competition 8/21/201


Bonded (shapeshifter billionaire) Episode 1

  • Quarterfinalist ~ Filmmatic/Coverfly Pitch Now Screenplay Competition (Season 5) 1/2023

The God Child (action adventure)

  • Selected ~ Lake Travis Film Festival Script Competition 7/2022

Standing Dead (drama/tragedy)

  • Winner ~ WIFT/Houston Reel Dialogues Screenwriting Competition 12/99

  • Second Round ~ Austin Film Festival, (1998)

Memoirs of a Dog (family animation script)

  • Winner ~ Moondance International Film Festival ~ Feature Screenplays for Kids Spirit award 9/2011

  • Official Selection List ~ Kids First Film Festival 3/21/2011

  • Official Selection List ~ International Family Film Festival 2/8/2011

  • Selected for the Heart of England International Film Festival 2011

  • Family Film Runner-Up / Woods Hole Film Festival 2010 Screenwriting Contest

  • Top 50 Screenplays in the Underground Exposure competition 5/2010

Where’s Ralphie? (formerly titled A Girl and Her Dog)

  • Selected ~ Lake Travis Film Festival Script Competition 7/2022

  • Optioned 2/2013

  • Awarded Kids First! Endorsement ~ Coalition for Quality Children’s Media 10/2012

  • Finalist ~ Worldfest Int’l Film Festival Script Competition2005

  • Semi-finalist ~ The Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition, 12/2003

  • Second Round ~ Austin Film Festival, (1998)

Block Captain (comedy adventure script)

  • Comedyfestival, Logline of the year 10/21/17

  • Optioned 2009


Plan B (dark comedy script)

  • Selected ~ Lake Travis Film Festival Script Competition 7/2022

  • Comedyfestival, Logline of the day, 10/5/17

  • Plan B logline winner in the Talentville Battle of the Loglines, 12/2014

  • Finalist ~ Table Read My Screenplay competition 4/2010

The Dishwasher (comedy script)

  • Comedyfestival, Logline of the year 10/21/17


  • Compaq Deskpro Maintenance & Service Guide ~ STC Award of Excellence 1988


  • What’s Breaking Your Budget ~ eLit Gold Medal Winner 2018

  • Mastering Your Money ~ New England Book Festival Winner 2008

  • Puppy Baby Book ~ IPPY finalist award 2001


  • Katz’ Cat ~ Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review 2021

  • Hot Chocolate ~ Amazon Best Seller 2012-2013; Readers Favorite; Audiofile Earphones Award

  • Prophecy of Thol ~ Readers Favorite 2018

  • The Last Dog ~ Readers Favorite 2018, Book Excellence Award 2017


  • Hot Chocolate ~ AudioFile Earphones Award with narrator Kelley Hazen ~ 2/2014

  • Bitter Chocolate ~ AudioFile Earphones Award with narrator Kelley Hazen ~ 3/2015

  • Prophecy of Thol ~ 1/2018  ~ Review comment: A modern day Alice in Wonderland


  • Women in Film & Television, Houston ~ Benefactor, member

  • Lajoda LLC / Lajoda Entertainment ~ Partner

  • Artistic Origins Inc ~ Head Dog

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Dawn can be contacted via email or postal service at the following addresses:

Dawn Greenfield Ireland

Artistic Origins

PO Box 310245

New Braunfels, TX 78130


Cell:  713-256-5412



Attorney Christopher H. Tovar represents Dawn Greenfield Ireland/DG Ireland across publishing, digital, film, television, and all other projects. Please direct any permission enquiries to


Ora Daigle Nichols
Radio Sound Effects

One of my inspirations as a professional writer and businesswoman is my Great Aunt Ora. Here’s a fun tidbit of information about an extraordinary woman that shaped radio and the way we watch movies.

Aunt Ora Daigle Nichols was the first and only woman sound effects engineer. In the early 1900’s she worked on radio sensations such as, War of the Worlds and Buck Rogers.

CBS: New York: First lady of sound effects. The March of Time, Mercury Theater, Roses and Drums (1932), 45 minutes in Hollywood, Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century, Stoopnagle, and War of the Worlds.

My cousin Jeff found more information and pictures of Great Aunt Ora. Check it out here:

“Ora, who began her show-business career as a Vaudeville actress, paved the way for women in the technical arts, and made a lasting name for herself in silent film and radio history.”

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Aunt Ora
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