Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild member Frank Hopkins will hold a book signing of his novel "Unplanned Choices," a romantic historical drama set in the late 1960s and early 1970s, at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28.
"Unplanned Choices," which is available at Browseabout Books as well as on Amazon.com., takes place in New York City and Long Island during the turbulent period of the Viet Nam War, the sexual revolution, the women’s movement, and the struggle for legalizing abortion. The novel, which follows the story of Steve Lynch and his first love Anna Marino, who becomes pregnant and dies during an abortion, also traces the impact of the abortion on Steve, the abortionist, Anna’s family and friends, and the investigators of Anna’s death. Ultimately, the story is not so much about the choices people consciously make, but about the consequences of those choices that cannot be foreseen.
Frank Hopkins, who has lived in Queens and Long Island, the location of "Unplanned Choices," became involved in writing while earning his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland. Throughout his career, while holding the position of associate professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton; while working for the Department of Energy, while serving as a consultant, Hopkins continued writing numerous articles and technical publications.
Currently, Hopkins is active in the Rehoboth Bay Writers’ Guild, and the Eastern Shore Writers Association, where he participates in its Salisbury Writers Critique Group. For more information about Frank or his book, go to www.rehobothbeachwritersguild.com and click on the Our Writers tab.