D.E. Malone writes contemporary romance and is the author of Love Like Water the first book in the Hearts in Hendricks series. Her second title, Love Like Fire, is forthcoming in November 2018. She is also the author of middle-grade novels Bingo Summer and The Upside Down, writing as Dawn Malone. As a former newspaper reporter, she’s had the pleasure of writing about a myriad of subjects, from award-winning irises and a creole cooking school, to small-town politics. Her work has appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal, Highlights for Children, Pockets, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She loves traveling to places off the beaten path which inspire the fictional settings in her stories. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, hiking, working with shelter dogs, and continuing her never-ending quest for the holy grail of bakeries.