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  About C.K. Laurence

C.K. Laurence lives on Miami Beach in her home that has been dubbed "The Laurence Manor." She shares the residence with her husband, Peter, who is a dentist and private pilot, presently building an RV-9. They have four grown children, Josh, Abigail, Emily and Zachary. Also living with the Laurences are a Bensenji/Shiba Inu mix (dog)– Princessa of Laurence Manor; a pond full of goldfish, and a python named "Football."

The author has a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University, and has worked professionally with the University of Miami Hurricane football team–where she received a National Championship ring–and for the Miami Heat basketball team. C.K. put in countless hours with detectives and CSI personnel from the Miami Beach Police Department to assure authenticity in the novel. She continues to meet with Miami Beach homicide, narcotics and CSI detectives, and for one of the murder mysteries she is presently working on, with internet crime investigations, psychiatrists and psychologists specializing in multiple personality disorders.

  C.K.'s brother, Jay Kirschner, is a prominent criminal defense attorney in Fort Pierce, FL, and collaborates with her on legal issues and scenes in her novels. Read more about Jay at his website – and if you find yourself in scrapes with the law, keep his number handy.

C.K. is a passionate football fan. She holds Miami Dolphins season tickets, in her words, "forever and ever," and bleeds orange and green for the University of Miami Hurricanes. Currently, C.K. is working on two novels, one of which is a sequel to DEMONS.



C.K. has Arachnoiditis, which is NOT a fear of spiders! The only way Arachnoiditis (a/k/a Chemically Induced Spinal Meningitis) can be transmitted is by a doctor's hand. It has been described as 'the pain of cancer without the release of death,' is incurable, and although doctors and other caregivers rarely disclose it, is often the result of an Epidural Injection with or without the use of DepoMedrol – neither of which are FDA approved for treatment of chronic pain.

It took C.K. seven years to get a diagnosis, as is the problem with most victims of this vicious disease. She was accused by physicians of being a drug addict, a "drama queen' and in need of 'more attention.' Arachniacs often lose the support of family and close friends because of those false accusations. Finally, one of the orthopedic surgeons she was seeing ordered a simple MRI, from which it was noted she had 'moderate to severe arachnoiditis.' 

The reason there is such a problem getting Arachnoiditis diagnosed is the lack of full disclosure from the physicians who administer Epidurals and/or do back surgeries where something goes awry. The symptoms of Arachnoiditis are



overwhelming and very clear to any diagnosing caregiver. So "what's the problem?" you ask. As one prominent, very honest doctor recently phrased it:"Doctors don't rat out other doctors." Sad, but true.

Presently, despite continuing physical deterioration from the disease, C.K. belongs to a private, closed group of professionals who are Arachniacs as well. ASAP (Arachnoiditis Society for Awareness and Prevention) is dedicated to getting the news of Arachnoiditis, Epidurals and Depomedrol  out into the world. As patient advocates for ASAP, C.K. and the other members lobby Congress, the news media and through social media anyone who will pay attention regarding the danger involved with any procedure in which "needle" and "spine" are in the same sentence. Through the hard work of Dennis J. Capolongo, director of the END DEPO-NOW CAMPAIGN (EDNC) in Washington DC, with the cooperation from ASAP and its membership, THE DOCTOR OZ SHOW did a most informative episode regarding this tragic and desperate situation. Please take a moment to watch this video for further information.