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Pat McKanic is an Author, Communications Strategist, Motivational Speaker, Workshop Presenter and Certified Life Coach. An ADDY Award-winning writer, McKanic is also the founder/owner of Pat McKanic & Associates, LLC, a diversified communications company specializing in public and media relations, marketing, media training, and business, executive and life coaching. The former print and broadcast journalist has worked for news organizations including The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times Co.  Her well-received murder mystery Illusions of Paradise earned a Five Star review from Readers’ Favorite.  The book centers around a reporter who finds love, deception and danger on a Caribbean island.  McKanic is currently working on the second book in a planned series featuring her lovable and determined protagonist Toni Jackson.