Don Dawkins (1961) was born in Saitama Ken, Tokyo, Japan to a United States Air Force mechanic, Maurice and housewife Sharon. He was schooled between Allen and Kosciusko Counties in Indiana. His influences were comic books and Universal monster movies. Don moved to Lee County, Florida in 1979 where he currently resides with his wife Julia, and their three sons. Don is a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association.