Whitney Dineen

Goodreads Author


Born
Chicago, The United States
Website

Genre

Member Since
February 2008


Whitney loves to laugh, play with her kids, bake, and eat french fries -- not always in that order.

She's a USA Today Bestselling & multi-award-winning author of romantic comedies, non-fiction humor, thrillers, and middle reader fiction. Basically, she writes whatever the voices in her head tell her to.

She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic vegetables.

Gold Medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards 2017.

Silver medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016, 2019.


Finalist RONE Awards, 2016.

Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017, 2019

Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards and Top Shelf Book Awards, 2017


...more

To ask Whitney Dineen questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Whitney Dineen The restaurant ran out of French fries right before I ordered. Then they ran out of grilled cheese.
Whitney Dineen I was irritated with an agent of mine who let a big television opportunity pass me by. I was motivated by anger and wanted to portray a stereotypical …moreI was irritated with an agent of mine who let a big television opportunity pass me by. I was motivated by anger and wanted to portray a stereotypical sleazy agent (which mine wasn't, I was just mad) so I started to write She Sins one way but almost immediately the story took on a mind of its own and went in another direction. I'm glad it did. I like it much better like this. xo(less)
Average rating: 4.0 · 21,894 ratings · 3,038 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Event (The Creek Water ...

3.79 avg rating — 2,459 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Move (The Creek Water S...

4.10 avg rating — 1,683 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Relatively Normal (Relativi...

3.97 avg rating — 2,985 ratings — published 2018 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
She Sins at Midnight

3.71 avg rating — 2,232 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Plan (The Creek Water S...

4.15 avg rating — 1,358 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dream (The Creek Water ...

4.19 avg rating — 1,207 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Reinvention of Mimi Fin...

3.94 avg rating — 2,341 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Text Me On Tuesday: All is ...

by
4.02 avg rating — 1,115 ratings — published 2021 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Love is a Battlefield (Seve...

4.07 avg rating — 853 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Relatively Happy (Relativit...

4.24 avg rating — 543 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Whitney Dineen…

New Year's Resolutions, Reinventied

New Year’s resolutions don’t hold the same glamor for me they once did. In days of yore, when I was relatively fresh and naïve, I was certain that losing ten pounds, ridding myself of cellulite and maintaining my hair color were the magic bullets of fulfillment. Ten years ago I made my living as a plus-size model and budding television personality. Ten years ago things like ten pounds, cellulite a Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on January 10, 2016 08:53 Tags: acceptance, happiness, new-year-resolutions, romcom
The Event The Move The Plan The Dream
(4 books)
by
4.01 avg rating — 6,736 ratings

Relatively Normal Relatively Sane Relatively Happy
(3 books)
by
4.04 avg rating — 4,590 ratings

The Reinvention of Mimi Fin... Mimi Plus Two Kindred Spirits
(3 books)
by
3.95 avg rating — 3,702 ratings

Text Me On Tuesday: All is ... The Text God: Text and You ... Text Wars: May the Text be ... Text in Show: It's a Dog Te...
(4 books)
by
4.13 avg rating — 1,877 ratings

Love is a Battlefield Ain't She Sweet It's My Party: A Hidden Ide... You're So Vain: A Royal Hat...
(4 books)
by
4.18 avg rating — 1,609 ratings

More series by Whitney Dineen…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Chin Hairs & Back...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Kissing Frogs
Whitney Dineen is currently reading
by Rich Amooi (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Whitney’s Recent Updates

Whitney Dineen is now friends with Densie
8565054
Text Wars by Whitney Dineen
"Serafina and Ben have an outrageously funny story to be told! Right from the start I was laughing my head off with the mistaken identity model on the morning talk show and each quirky antic in between had me loving these two characters and wishing fo" Read more of this review »
Text Wars by Whitney Dineen
"Ay Dios Mio! Text Wars: May the Text be with you is a straight-up 1980's rom-com accidental love story complete with a long coat and boom box or, in this case, a Drag-O-Gram! But let's back up here a minute.

In The Text God, Jen Flanders lived next do" Read more of this review »
Text Wars by Whitney Dineen
"Coming May 4th...Text Wars.
What happens when an astrologer is thrown together with an astronomer? It's hate at first sight, and for these two, finding their happily ever after is going to take some pretty crazy turns."
Whitney Dineen rated a book it was amazing
Text Me On Tuesday by Whitney Dineen
Rate this book
Clear rating
True story-- I was a HUGE Melanie Summers fan before writing this book with her. But now, OMG, I'm her biggest fan. What a pleasure this book was to write. Mel and I laughed our whole way through it and are already hard at work on the next book in th ...more
The Plan by Whitney Dineen
" Thank you for taking the time to read and review! "
More of Whitney's books…
“My job doesn’t define me. The people I love define me. And if Nan’s aneurysm taught me one thing, it’s that those people are getting older, and their lives are getting shorter. I don’t want to be a full day’s journey away from them. I want to make the most of our time together and enjoy the absolute crap out of them while I have the chance.”
Whitney Dineen, Relatively Normal
tags: love

“His name is Richard Bingham and he’s an advertising executive at Bingham, Charles & Alexander. And yes, he is the Bingham in the title. He says, “I loved watching you eat your lunch. You really savored the flavors.”
I am immediately mortified by his comment as I can only imagine what I must have looked like. I get an image in my head of a phone sex commercial for 1-800 eat-this. I grimace and beg, “Please tell me you were not watching me eat.”
But he just smiles, “I couldn’t take my eyes off of you. That’s why I brought the desserts over. I can die a happy man if you’ll just take one bite of each of them for me.”
Whitney Dineen

“By the time Kevin picks me up and we get seated at the restaurant, I’m so famished I’m ready to eat my napkin. Instead, I point across the room and say, “Look, doesn’t that girl look like Becky Brady from high school?” And as he turns to take a gander, I grab a roll and stuff it into my purse. I try the trick once more and by the time I have secreted away two rolls with pats of butter, I excuse myself to use the ladies room. I sit on the toilet and devour them both in seconds. They are the best thing I’ve ever eaten and I would kill to have the remaining two here in the bathroom with me. Yet once the initial euphoria of my crime wears off, I immediately feel guilty.”
Whitney Dineen

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
SA Book & Challen...: Walt Disney Challenge 21 39 Oct 18, 2017 05:16AM  
A Million More Pages: Fairy Tale Spell-Out ~ see message 6 for a special announcement 218 265 Jul 03, 2018 08:36AM  
Grab a Book & Pla...: January 2019 Mini Challenge 22 25 Feb 10, 2019 09:02AM  
Stress Free Readi...: Joy's Infinity Passport 1136 130 Jul 05, 2019 02:02PM  
2021 Reading Chal...: Sandye's 75 Title Adventure 4 34 Jul 17, 2019 10:04AM  
“His name is Richard Bingham and he’s an advertising executive at Bingham, Charles & Alexander. And yes, he is the Bingham in the title. He says, “I loved watching you eat your lunch. You really savored the flavors.”
I am immediately mortified by his comment as I can only imagine what I must have looked like. I get an image in my head of a phone sex commercial for 1-800 eat-this. I grimace and beg, “Please tell me you were not watching me eat.”
But he just smiles, “I couldn’t take my eyes off of you. That’s why I brought the desserts over. I can die a happy man if you’ll just take one bite of each of them for me.”
Whitney Dineen

“By the time Kevin picks me up and we get seated at the restaurant, I’m so famished I’m ready to eat my napkin. Instead, I point across the room and say, “Look, doesn’t that girl look like Becky Brady from high school?” And as he turns to take a gander, I grab a roll and stuff it into my purse. I try the trick once more and by the time I have secreted away two rolls with pats of butter, I excuse myself to use the ladies room. I sit on the toilet and devour them both in seconds. They are the best thing I’ve ever eaten and I would kill to have the remaining two here in the bathroom with me. Yet once the initial euphoria of my crime wears off, I immediately feel guilty.”
Whitney Dineen

“Snuggling into my lumpy pillow again, it occurs to me that I’m laying down. Then it occurs to me that the arm rest between us must have been lifted because I am in fact lying on Elliot’s lap and the hard pillow that I’m snuggling my face into isn’t actually a pillow at all. And the reason it keeps getting harder is because… hello! Elliot Fielding is not as immune to me as he would like us both to believe. Before I sit up, I purposefully put my hands under my cheek and cop a brazen feel. Then I push up and stare into the eyes of the man who has allowed me to sleep on him for the past two hours.”
Whitney Dineen

190349 The Chick Lit Book Club — 117 members — last activity May 25, 2017 12:33PM
We're a fun group of Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy readers who banded together on Facebook and are now moving to the wonderful world of Goodreads! Ar ...more
25x33 Romances with Humor — 429 members — last activity May 06, 2021 12:41PM
Here's where to share and discuss Rom Coms: Chick Lit, Women's fiction, and Romance with comedy elements. Is it wipe-your-tears funny like The Diary o ...more



No comments have been added yet.