My name is Lorraine Baushke and my pen name is Raine Baushke. I live in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I was born and lived for more than forty years in western Michigan. I started my career co-owning a flower shop with my mother--twenty years of good memories. After moving to Kentucky and attaining an MPA, I taught American Government at the junior college level. Writing is my third career.
Lorraine Baushke, writer
Many of us have always wanted to write a book and I was one of those people. In 2013, I made a New Year Resolution to write a novel. I finished Missing in Montmartre (working title) in nine months, but it took three years of revisions and editing to polish the final product.
The idea came from a contest on a writing web site. It asked that one write the first sentence of a short story based on the photo of the a woman under water in a ball gown. (I ultimately purchased the photo rights for the cover). That sentence is long gone, but a novel materialized.
My protagonist, Andre Gensonne found me. I do not know where he had hidden himself, but he exists now. That first line became Mystery in Montmartre. It was a journey that required a massive commitment, however, it was worth the effort.