Born in Mobile, AL. Education: Graduate of Auburn University. Hobbies and other interests: Coaching inner-city baseball and basketball.
Home—Atlanta, GA. E-mail—[email protected]
Writer. Military service: Served with the U.S. Navy Reserve.
The Jump Off, Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing (New York, NY), 2006.
Play the Game, Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing (New York, NY), 2007.
Doug Dixon, an information technology specialist who was born in Mobile, Alabama, and later moved to Atlanta, Georgia, writes of what he knows in his debut novel, The Jump Off, the story of a relationship that is tested by distance. Software engineer Troy Sanders and attorney Jennifer Stevens have been dating in Mobile for two years, but when Troy finds the perfect spot for a home, he is surprised by the news that she has accepted a job in Atlanta. He reluctantly agrees to her career move and helps her pack and relocate, but when he goes to Atlanta for a visit, he sees her with another man. Angry and hurt, he begins an affair with a sexy coworker, Dana Suarez, but attempts a reconciliation with Jennifer, which causes an unexpected reaction in Dana.
"Dixon's debut does have its entertaining moments despite the first-novel warts," concluded a Publishers Weekly contributor. Booklist reviewer Lillian Lewis called the novel "a well-told story." Romantic Times Book Reviews Web site critic J.A. Crawley described the timing and pacing as being "refreshing."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, August 1, 2006, Lillian Lewis, review of The Jump Off, p. 40.
Publishers Weekly, June 12, 2006, review of The Jump Off, p. 32.
Romantic Times Book Reviews,http://www.romantictimes.com/ (June 11, 2007), J.A. Crawley, review of The Jump Off.