DC is a freelance copywriter and author of short stories. He is also the owner of Hawkins Editing–Quality Control for Writers.

He enjoys watching the deer that wander in and out of the woods surrounding his semi-rural, Indiana home which is just across the state line from Cincinnati. He is married, has two grown daughters, and two grandchildren. By education, he is an electrical engineer, but he claims to have gone over to the dark side, because his day job is writing computer software.

DC is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Editorial Freelancers Association, and American Copy Editors Society.

He also is co-founder and co-chair of WordWrites Guild, the premier Southeastern Indiana writers’ group.