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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Erica O'Rourke  

Pen Name: Lucy Kerr


Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

O'Rourke lives outside of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Erica O'Rourke also writes under the pen name of Lucy Kerr. She is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. Her debut adult mystery, ''Time of Death'', was published in December 2016 under her pen name.

Published Works

    The Torn Trilogy
  • Torn, Turtleback, 2011
  • Tangled, Kensington, 2012
  • Bound, Kensington, 2012The Dissonance Series
  • Dissonance, Simon & Schuster,2015
  • Resonance, Simon & Schuster, 2015The Stillwater General Mysteries - Written under the pen name of Lucy Kerr
  • Time of Death, Crooked Lane Books, 2016

Selected Titles At Your Library

Tangled /
ISBN: 0758267053. OCLC Number:

KTeen/Kensington Publishing Corp.,. New York :. ©2012.

A month ago, Mo Fitzgerald risked her life to stop an ancient prophecy and avenge her best friend's murder. Now, she only want to keep her loved ones safe. But the magic--and the Chicago Mob--have other plans. Mysterious, green-eyed Luc is back, asking for help, and a second chance. Colin, her strongest protector, is hiding a shocking secret. And inside Constance, the magic is about to go terribly wrong. Tangled in a web of love and betrayal, Mo must choose between the life she's dreamed of and the one she's destined for.

ISBN: 0606263764. OCLC Number:

Turtleback Books. . 2012.

Dissonance /
ISBN: 1442460245. OCLC Number:

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"Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world is spun off the existing one and Del's job is to keep the dimensions in harmony"--

Resonance :
ISBN: 144246027X. OCLC Number:

. .

"The Free Walkers make Del the ultimate promise: if Del joins their fight, she will be reunited with Simon. The fate of the multiverse depends on her choice"--

Time of death :
ISBN: 1629539910. OCLC Number:

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"It's been twelve years since ER nurse Frankie Stapleton fled the quiet banks of Stillwater, but with her sister's pregnancy taking a dangerous turn and a string of failed relationships in Chicago hanging over her, Frankie is back--and hoping to put the past behind her. Within minutes of arriving at Stillwater General Hospital however, she ends up saving a man's life, only to have him turn up dead hours later -- and the hospital blames Frankie. Her instincts say Clem Jensen didn't die of natural causes, but the more she digs, the more she discovers too many suspects, a few surprising allies, and some hard truths about the first man she ever loved--and left. Now the boy she once knew is a skeptical sheriff's deputy, her family's hardware store is in jeopardy, and the rift between Frankie and her loved ones is deeper than ever. With her career--and future--on life support, Frankie must catch a killer, clear her name, and heal the wounds of the past in Lucy Kerr's enthralling mystery debut, Time of Death."



  • Golden Heart Award for Best Young Adult Manuscript, Romance Writers of America, 2010

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    O'Rourke enjoys talking about books and writing. As a former junior high and high school teacher, she is comfortable speaking with groups (book clubs, school visits, writing groups, Skype visits)

    of all ages and sizes on a variety of topics and is happy to customize a program for a group's specific needs.

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    Literary Agent

    Joanna Volpe, President New Leaf Literary and Media, Inc. 110 West 40th Street, Suite 2201 New York, NY 10018