Dawn Lee McKenna is the author of the bestselling The Forgotten Coast Florida series.
The series, set in Apalachicola, FL, is a noirish suspense series, dripping with atmosphere and flawed, human, witty characters.
Dawn Lee McKenna was born and raised in Florida and now live in Tennessee. The South is as much a main character in her books as any of the people that populate them. (Bio from Dawn Lee McKenna’s Amazon Author Profile)
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Apalachicola, Florida is one of the main characters of Dawn’s novels.
Dawn talked about her research process including calling the Apalach Chamber of Commerce when she had a question which is how she met John Solomon who retired from the Sheriff’s Department and is now the Director of the Chamber of Commerce. I love this post from Mr. Solomon’s Facebook page about a reader fan of Dawn’s books that drove up to Apalach:
We also discussed the important role music plays in Dawn’s writing and in her books. Here is a wonderful track from Dawn’s playlist on her website: