Name: Pat Lawrence (pseudonym for husband-wife writing team of Pat Adist Burke and Daniel Lawrence Burke)
Current town/city of residence: Pleasant Prairie
Connection to Racine County: We live in neighboring Kenosha County.
Title of book and publisher: “Jarred into Being,” Outskirts Press.
Synopsis of book (plot): After the tragic death of her parents, Eva Lange must battle for her freedom; indeed, her very life. Fleeing her aunt’s abuser, she falls prey to a murderous drug lord and his wife in their luxurious lair of lust. Using her wits, beauty and sexuality to save herself and break the bonds of captivity and degradation, Eva struggles against corruption and powerful political forces to reclaim her independence and save the life of the man she loves.
Why did you decide to write it? We wanted to write the type of novel that we ourselves enjoy reading: a taut, suspense-filled, roller coaster of a read that keeps you turning pages until you reach the end.
Is this your first book? Yes.
Why did you write the book? We were inspired by great storytellers like Charles Dickens, Ayn Rand, Ken Follett and Agatha Christie.
How long did it take you to write the book? Eight months.
How did you get interested in writing? We have always written. Ever since we had the ability to arrange and rearrange the alphabet into words, then sentences and paragraphs, we have enjoyed creating.
Where is the book available for purchase? Amazon and Barnes & Noble (as hardback, paperback, digital and audio).
Is the book available at the library? Yes.
Website or Facebook page readers can visit for more information: www.patlawrence.net.