Whitney Dineen

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

She's a 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



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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)
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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 »
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"This is book #3, in The Creek Water series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this laugh-out-loud series in order intended.

Amelia has gotten to a good place. She no longe" Read more of this review »
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"Another great adventure from Creek Water! Huck and Amelia are both broken and have secrets. Amelia has debilitating anxiety attacks from a childhood incident and is constantly trying to be in control. Huck is looking for his roots since he was adopte" Read more of this review »
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"(4.5 stars) - Totally hooked me in!

I noticed that the book has 61 chapters as I was starting & thought "Dang, this is a long story. I hope it won't be a slog." It was so NOT a slog!

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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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