Meet Frank Hopkins, author of The Opportunity and Unplanned Choices, on Sunday, June 21st at 6:30pm.
The Opportunity is a suspenseful crime novel set in the high powered competitive environment of Washington DC and the high paced networking social life of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in the first two decades of the twenty-first century.
The novel portrays corruption in the Federal Government contracting industry related to bidding a $1 Billion contract opportunity, and includes the relationship between a Federal agency, its contractors, and members of Congress. The corruption involves exchange of confidential information for sex between the Contracting Officer and the marketing representative related to bidding on the government contract. The Contracting Officer's former girlfriend exposes the corruption to a newspaper reporter, who publishes a series of articles that initiate an investigation by the Federal agency and the FBI.
Frank E Hopkins was born in Boston, MA, and contracted the lifetime malady of being a Red Sox fan. 2013 was a great year, but 2014 will be soon forgotten.
Frank E Hopkins lived in Queens and Long Island, New York while attending Hofstra University in the 1960s, the location and time period of Unplanned Choices. He became involved in writing while earning his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland. He held the
tenured position of Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton in the 1970s, where he published numerous referred 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 DE in 2001 where as a consultant he managed or participated in writing proposals in response to Federal Government solicitations, the background for The Opportunity.
Frank is active in the Rehoboth Bay Writers Guild, where he takes writing courses, and the Eastern Shore Writers Association, where he participates in its Salisbury Writers Critique Group. In addition to writing he plays golf and tennis, sails on the Chesapeake Bay, skis, travels and enjoys the ocean and inland bays of southern Delaware.