Dawn Dumont is from the Okanese Cree Nation and is of Nehewin and Métis descent. She makes her home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her novels include Nobody Cries at Bingo, Rose’s Run, and Glass Beads. Glass Beads was chosen as the 2019 One-Read Novel across Canada. Dawn also writes monthly humour columns for the Starphoenix and Eaglefeather News.