Buck Dopp was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1972 with an English degree, he married Stephanie, raised four children and pursued a business career. When he retired in 2009, they moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona and he began writing full-time. His novel "Kingpin and Eli" was published on December 4, 2013 and is available on Kindle and at Amazon.com. His short fiction has been published in The Oasis Journal (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016) by Imago Press and in Long Story Short’s e-zine. He’s the past president of the Lake Havasu City Writers Group which has published his stories in their anthology, Offerings of the Oasis. He currently works as a freelance writer for the Today's News-Herald in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
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Kingpin and Eli a novel by Buck Dopp
Thomas Whitherspoon, nicknamed “Kingpin,” is the senior news anchor at an Arizona television station. He’s a narcissist and his arrogance knows no bounds. When told that his co-anchor is out for his job, he conspires to get him fired, eliminating the potential threat. His actions bring on a series of events which change his life and those around him.
"Kingpin and Eli...is an enjoyable mystery, with an entertaining web of characters and enough plot twists to keep the reader guessing."--Writer's Digest
Where the Buck stops...Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Palms at London Bridge Beach
"The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, "The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him."
--Psalm 92:12-15 (NIV)
Steph and I on the Golden Princess 4.25.2011
Dedicated to Mac, One of the Greatest Dogs That Ever Lived.