Travel inspires me to write.

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​  


It is official! Mystery in Montmartre is on sale on Amazon, from my web site and from bookstores and libraries upon request.

Scenes in Montmartre

It all starts with an idea.

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.