Dawn Roode

Dawn Roode

Founder Modern Heirloom Books - Modern Heirloom Books

Dawn Roode has long believed in the power of story to connect us to one another and to guide us on our own individual paths.

So becoming a supporter of “If You Knew Me” was an easy decision.

Following a distinguished career in lifestyle magazines (Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Parenting, Latina), Dawn Roode founded Modern Heirloom Books in 2016, combining her editorial expertise with her passion for memory-keeping and legacy preservation. As a personal historian, Dawn and her team capture stories through a series of one-on-one interviews, helping subjects recount their lives and discover meaning along the way.

While the end-product is a luxurious coffee table book that will captivate readers and be a gift for the next generation, Dawn stresses that the sacred space for story sharing is an equally compelling gift. Over the years Dawn has also carved out a niche creating tribute books honoring loved ones who have passed away, a unique endeavor that taps into her personal experience of loss and allows her to walk beside others on their grief journey towards a lasting celebration of life.

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