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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Erica O'Rourke  

Pen Name: Lucy Kerr


Audience: Adult;


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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.


'Torn '

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. *Email [] '''Literary Agent ''' Joanna Volpe, President New Leaf Literary and Media, Inc. 110 West 40th Street, Suite 2201 New York, NY 10018

Selected Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 0606263764. OCLC Number: 793577664

Turtleback Books. .

Dissonance /
ISBN: 1442460245. OCLC Number: 827262754

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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"--

ISBN: 9781481425087. OCLC Number: 905236362

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Dels older sister can also walk between worlds, but her loyalties are uniquely tested in this original enovella set in the inventive world of Dissonance.Addison Sullivan, Dels older sister, has always been considered a model Walker but her reputation within the Consort has been tainted by her grandfather s betrayal and her sisters recklessness. She is desperate to regain her position within the Consort and equally desperate to keep Del from spiraling out of control after losing the boy she loves. The Consort offers Addie a chance to redeem herself: if she can track down the Free Walkers her grandfather knew twenty years ago, theyll fast-track her apprenticeship and put her in charge of her own team. Addie asks a former classmate and crush, Laurel, a Consort historian, for help. As they work together, Addies feelings for Laurel resurface, but shes too afraid to act. Same-sex relationships arent expressly forbidden by the Consort, but she fears that a relationship with Laurel would be viewed as yet another mark against her. While she is fighting her feelings for Laurel, troubling details start emerging during their investigation details that paint Addies family in a sinister light. Will she reveal what shes learned to the Consort, or try to protect her family? This enovella is set in the time between Dissonance and Resonance.

No one can know /
ISBN: 168331462X. OCLC Number: 988853851

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Three months. That's how long ER nurse Frankie Stapleton has agreed to stay in her sleepy little hometown of Stillwater, Illinois, helping her estranged sister save the family hardware store, working a few shifts at the local hospital, and most importantly, rebuilding the bridges she burned on her way out of town twelve years ago. When a pregnant car crash victim arrives at Stillwater General, Frankie and the team race to save both mother and child--but only the baby lives. Rumors swirl that the accident was deliberate, and Frankie's horrified to realize that she let the driver escape. But why would anyone want to kill Kate Tibbs, a social worker and the wife of an up-and-coming local politician? Frankie's investigation turns up plenty of motives, from revenge to dirty politics, and even more suspects. There are secrets in Stillwater, and she's determined to uncover them, even if it means involving her loved ones for help. But when the baby disappears, her search for the truth becomes a desperate, deadly race against the clock. No matter the cost, Frankie must piece together the truth to stop a killer and save a tiny life in Lucy Kerr's riveting second Stillwater General Mystery, No One Can Know.

Resonance :
ISBN: 9781442460270. OCLC Number: 892728247

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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--

Tangled /
ISBN: 0758267053. OCLC Number: 726818045

KTeen/Kensington Publishing Corp.,. .

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.

Time of death :
ISBN: 1629539902. OCLC Number: 964444701

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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."

ISBN: 9780758267030. OCLC Number: 663952637

KTeen/Kensington Publishing Corp.,. .

Mo Fitzgerald knows about secrets. But when she witnesses her best friend's murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo-quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo-will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances. And she'll have to choose between two very different, equally dangerous guys-protective, duty-bound Colin and brash, mysterious Luc.--Page 4 of cover.