Mystery writer and author of the Roscoe Conklin series.

Davin Goodwin is a graduate of Arkansas State University and works in the technology industry. He’s been a small business owner, a real estate investor, an aerial photographer and flight instructor, a semi-professional banjo player and a scuba diver, often seen on the island of Bonaire. Diver’s Paradise is his first novel and he intends to continue writing the Roscoe Conklin series set on Bonaire. Goodwin lives in Madison, WI, with his wife, Leslie.

Your biggest literary influences:

Robert B. Parker

Last book read:

Blue Moon by Lee Child

The book that changed your life: 

Call of the Wild by Jack London. After reading this novel (mandatory in the 6th grade), I was hooked on reading. 

Your favorite literary character: 

Spenser (Robert B. Parker). I like his no-nonsense style. The stories are straight forward, but the characters are well developed. Also, I like Spenser’s way with words and his snappy dialogue. 

Currently working on:

Paradise Cove (second in the Roscoe Conklin series).

Words to live by:

You can’t edit a blank page!

Advice for aspiring authors:

Never give up!


“Diver’s Paradise starts off with a bang and never lets up! A fantastic Caribbean mystery that will appeal to fans of Randy Wayne White. The ultimate beach read for those for who love sun, sand, and turquoise water!”

— Ward Larsen, USA Today bestselling author of Assassin’s Revenge 

“A fun and heady combination of suspense and intrigue that appeals to the underdog in us all. It definitely delivers what readers crave.”

— Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling Author

“Make room at the table with Child, Grisham and Coben. David Goodwin’s debut novel Diver’s Paradise is a stay-up-all-night page-turner in the best traditions of the American thriller.”

— Renee James, author of Seven Suspects