Welcome to the official website of New Hampshire author Carolyn Watkins!


The Knock


The Knock is an autobiographical reflection of a military family learning to cope with the stress of a long deployment and its eventual consequences.

Upcoming Events


Dover Art Walk — November 2

Berwick Academy Meet and Greet — November 12

What do you think?


A review from Ryleigh, age 9:

“Thanks for the book. I really like it, it makes me feel special inside because my other dad is on a boat serving the country. Oh, and thanks for the book I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

Love, Ryleigh

PS: And if you make a unicorn book please send me one!”

“Carolyn has written a touching story about the tender ties between parent and child, and the feelings of love and loss brought on by long military separations.”

-Grace Lessner, New Hampshire editor



The Woodman Museum | Dover, NH

Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections | Freeport, ME and Brunswick, ME

For special orders of The Knock, email Carolyn at dmpf25a@aol.com