Frank Hopkins


Frank E. Hopkins attended Hofstra University in the 1960s. He became involved in writing while earning his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland. He held the position of associate professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton in the 1970s, where he published numerous academic peer refereed journal articles and a monograph on industrial location. He continued technical writing while working at the Department of Energy in the late 1970s and as a government and business development consultant since 1980. He moved to Ocean View, Delaware, in 2001 where, as a consultant, he managed or participated in writing large winning proposals in response to federal government solicitations.

The settings for "Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders", his latest novel, include the University of Maryland in the 1970s and Sussex County, DE in 2008. "Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders" has been awarded first place in the mystery/thriller category by the Maryland Writers Association in their 2018 novel contest

"Unplanned Choices," Frank’s first novel, is a historical romantic drama set in the late 1960s and early 1970s in New York City and Long Island during the turbulent period of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights struggle, the sexual revolution, the women’s movement, and the struggle for legalizing abortion.

"The Opportunity" is Frank’s second novel. It is a suspenseful crime novel set in the high powered competitive environment of federal governmental contracting in Washington DC and the high paced professional networking social life of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in the beginning of the twenty-first century.

First Time, a collection of ten short stories is his third book of fiction. Each story contains an event that usually happens to everyone, that happens for the first time to the main character of each story. The Delaware Press Association has awarded "First Time" second place for a collection of short stories written by a single author in their 2017 Communications Contest.

Frank is active in the Rehoboth Bay Writers Guild, the Eastern Shore Writers Association and the Berlin chapter of the Maryland Writers Association.

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In addition to writing, he plays golf and tennis, skis, sails on the Chesapeake Bay, and enjoys fishing on the ocean and inland bays of southern Delaware.

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Frank Hopkins Writing Overview
The Baltimore Public Library interviewed Frank Hopkins at the Creatures, Crime & Creativity Con held in Columbia, MD in September 9, 2016, and published the video on January 17, 2017. Hopkins summaries his three published books, up to the date of the video: Unplanned Choices, The Opportunity, and First Time. .


Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,240. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Historical » USA
Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders is a suspenseful serial killer crime novel. U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War ended in 1975 when the U.S. abandoned its embassy in Saigon. However, the hate developed during the war years, especially at universities continued. The search for a serial killer reveals a complex web of interrelated former students, a crusading newspaper reporter, and CIA.

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