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Patrick Kendrick

Patrick Kendrick worked in the fire service for almost thirty years before retiring to write full time. While in the service he also worked as a freelance writer, publishing articles and short stories in numerous newspapers and magazines. He has earned meritorious awards in the fire service as a fire fighter, paramedic, and special operations technician. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer program and is an internationally accredited Chief Fire Officer.
Kendrick was knighted by the Fraternal Order of Police for his articles on crime. He's won honorable mentions from the Mystery Writers of America and the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Opus Magnum Award from the Hollywood Film Festival and the Florida Book Award for his first novel, Papa's Problem. Extended Family, his second novel earned a starred review in from Booklist.
Extended Family's plot came from Kendrick's relationship to a serial killer who wrote diaries of his murders. Kendrick interviewed him for a story and when the killer didn't like what he wrote he began suing and threatening the author and until he, the killer, was murdered in jail. All of the murders in the novel are based on real crimes.