Frank E. Hopkins writes realistic crime novels and short stories portraying social and political issues. He has published five novels: The Counterfeit Drug Murders was awarded third place in the novel category by the Delaware Press Association in their 2021 Communications Contest, The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders, Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders which won first place in the mystery/thriller category in the Maryland Writers Association 2018 novel contest, The Opportunity, and Unplanned Choices. Frank’s collection of short stories, First Time, was awarded second place for a single author collection in the Delaware Press Associations 2017 Communication contest.
He has lived in Delaware since 2001, after residing in the Washington, DC area for most of his life. He spent his formative years in the New York City area until he graduated from Hofstra University. The three locations provide settings for his novels and short stories. He is active in the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild, the Delaware Press Association, the Eastern Shore Writers Association, the Maryland Writers Association, and the Mystery Writers of America.