Dawn Kopman Whidden is a native New York author who grew up in the close-knit community of Little Neck Douglaston during the baby boomer era. She graduated from Queensboro Community college.
Twenty years ago, she traded in her days of living in the bustling city for a more serene and tranquil life on a small farm in the town of Bell, located in North Central Florida.
She is retired and shares her life and love with her husband of fourteen years and an adopted stray dog she named Casey. She has also been blessed with two beautiful grandchildren.
What inspires you to write?
55 years ago in grade school a teacher told me I would be an author when I grew up. Well better late than never.
Tell us about your writing process.
I just get a flash of an idea and begin to type, Usually from the bed in the middle of the night.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Most definitely , they are as alive and real to me as anyone else.
What advice would you give other writers?
Follow your dream and it’ s never too late.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I gave my first novel unfinished to a friend, an avid reader like myself. He told me it was as good as anyone else out there and I should finish it. He couldn’t wait to read the end and I need to have it published.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I’m afraid I don’t see the big houses staying around too long. Self publishing may be the only way to go.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
Mystery, psychological thriller, fiction, with a bit of romance thrown in.
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print