Welcome to Awaken the Dawn, the official website for award-winning writer Kay Em Ellis.
Kay’s awards include:

  • 1st Place in Fiction (1st Runner Up Overall) – 2019 Badge of Honor Awards
  • 2nd Place in YA/Children’s Fiction – 2018 Blue Seal Awards
  • 3rd Place – 2019 Advance His Kingdom Devotional Contest
  • Semifinalist (Inspirational/Devos) – 2019 Writer of the Year Serious Writer Awards
  • Semifinalist (YA/Children’s Fiction) – 2019 Writer of the Year Serious Writer Awards
  • Manuscript Finalist – Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference
  • Honorable Mention – Writer’s Digest 79th Annual Writing Competition


To connect with Kay, check out the right side of this page (bottom of page if you’re viewing this on a mobile device) for her Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads. You can even translate this page into another language with the Google Translate bar at the bottom.

If you’re seeking services for writingediting, critiquing, proofreading, ghostwriting, ad copy, or marketing material, check out Kay’s portfolio. She also specializes in travel writing and budget-minded travel planning. Contact her for more information or to get some help with your future travel plans.

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Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. – Psalm 57:8