Everybody Has a Story to Tell, But Not Every Story is Fit to Print in the Newspaper

Miami, FL, August 14, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press is pleased to bring you Faux Elvis by Pat Cook, an imaginative tale that explores the possibility that Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, is still alive.

Ever since Elvis died in 1977, there have been those who claim that the King is not really dead, that he is spending the remainder of his life in solitude, living a more humble existence. What if these people are right?

Kasey Costello, a young reporter fresh from journalism school and eager to prove herself, is sitting on the story any reporter—experienced or rookie alike—would sell his soul to tell to the world. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, was still alive. Yet the affable and enigmatic man she has befriended wants to reveal himself to the world in his own way, in his own time. Will Kasey be able to keep his secret, or will her ambition to succeed drive her to make the scoop of a lifetime, even if it means betraying a man she has come to admire?

JP continued to stare out the window. He turned, looked around the empty restaurant, and then he slowly let his gaze fall upon Kasey. He began to talk slowly. “My brother’s name was Jesse Garon.” He paused, still afraid to open the Pandora’s box of his secret. “My brother’s name was Jesse Garon Presley... and my name is Elvis Presley.” A release, a reprieve, a great burden had risen like the phoenix from its sleep. Elvis sighed and fell silent.

Kasey inhaled a deep breath of shock. “But, he died. You died. Everybody saw the picture of the body. The media frenzy. The crowds. You’re kidding, right?”
“See, I told you, you would not believe me.” He frowned and looked back out the window.

“No. No. You’re not kidding, are you? You’re serious?” Her mouth fell open.
Elvis continued looking out the window. Kasey closed her mouth and stared in stunned silence at JP—Elvis. Five minutes of silence passed. “JP...Elvis tell me. Tell me what happened.”

With Faux Elvis, Pat Cook has created a story that will delight fans of Elvis Presley, new and old alike. Faux Elvis will also cause some, so closely connected to Elvis, to question the events leading up to his death in 1977.

About the Author

Florida native Pat Cook decided to return to school at the age of 49, graduating with a duo degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Faux Elvis is her first work of historical fiction.

Faux Elvis by Pat Cook
ISBN-10: 1432702831 / ISBN-13: 978-1-4327-0283-0 / 6x9, 129 pages
Retail Price: US $24.95, CAN $30.95, UK 15.95
ISBN-10: 1432702831 / ISBN-13: 978-1-4327-0283-0
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