Patrick Kendrick worked an entire career in the fire service 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. One of those assignments brought him into contact with a serial killer that he corresponded with for several years… until the killer began to threaten him and launched a series of lawsuits against him. The killer was eventually murdered in prison but his frightening and graphic “diaries” describing his crimes became the basis of Extended Family.
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 Discovery Award from the Hollywood Film Festival and the Florida Book Award for his first novel, Papa’s Problem.
He lives in South Florida and when he is not writing, spends as much time as possible in, on, or under the ocean.