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Yes, I am Cloise the Author. I actually wrote the book based on my life experiences. How did you come across My book?
From a Google cache (search "Cloise Orand"):
Violent Crime Victim Turns Life Around
Cloise Orand is a business owner and now has written a novel.
By TRAVIS BAKER, email@example.com
October 9, 2005
Port Orchard -- Youthful Port Orchard businessman Cloise Orand doesn't remember the hours he spent on the operating table in 1987, being sewn back
together as one of three victims of one of Kitsap County's most grisly crimes.
For that matter, he doesn't remember being found by police and medical rescuers, near death in a clearing near Dickey Road in Central Kitsap where he
and two girls had been brutalized by Daniel Yates, a Bremerton tattoo artist now serving a 60-year sentence in an out-of-state prison for the attacks.
Orand's tongue nearly had been cut out and his cheeks slit outward from the corners of his mouth. He'd been shot once in the back and sexually
He was 13, a runaway who had been living in vacant houses he and the two girls — also runaways — would break into. One girl died two months later
of injuries suffered that day. The other's throat was slashed, but like Orand, she survived.
Orand, now 31 and the owner of four businesses, says the attack is "something I actually left back then and never really dwelled on."
Yet he recreates the violent Sept. 17, 1987, attack in nearly exact detail in a science fiction novel he has written and hopes to have made into a
His main character, Mabus, the unfairly vilified Antichrist, is about his age and shares many of Orand's life experiences. But in the novel, he is
the only victim of the brutal attack. The girls aren't mentioned.
Called "The Antichrist, Version 666," the novel is due out soon, at $24.95 a copy.
Orand was an unlikely candidate to be a business success or an author in his younger days.
Even after being nearly murdered by the man who picked up him and the girls up hitchhiking, he went back to the life of a runaway. He also resumed his
Navy Yard City paper route for this newspaper as something of an inadvertent celebrity.
"The tips were good after that," he said. "I'd start with a bag of papers and come home with a bag of presents."
He made prosecutors nervous as a key witness in a murder trial because his whereabouts were never certain.
But he did testify, with the same detachment with which he still tells the story, detailing the atrocities committed against him matter-of-factly.
As an adult, Orand became a valued worker in the rough-and-tumble world of roofing but still lived life on the ragged edge.
In the midst of a custody battle with the mother of his two oldest children, "I was going out a lot, clubs and what not," he said. "Despite a
decent income, it was spent before I got my check, I was in serious debt, using marijuana and alcohol.
"I had a box of comics and sleeping bag to my name, I was living on friends' couches.
"About eight years ago, I realized I was good at making poor choices. When my mind tells me I want to do it, it's probably the wrong choice and if
it required discipline and integrity, that's probably the path I should take. So rather than blaming everybody else for my outcome, it was time I
started making better choices."
He and Mike Holbrook left the Hanley Construction roofing crew and formed their own business, later adding Tom Cowan as an owner. Orand says he also
has formed two property management firms to handle rentals as well as Port Orchard Publishing, which is publishing "The Antichrist, Version 666."
His wife, Michelle, played a key role in his reclamation, giving him reason to stay home and out of clubs, he said.
"She was a bit of a challenge to court," he said.
Until recently, Orand had become something of an absentee owner of Cloise and Mike Construction, which mostly does roofing jobs. Its bright yellow
trucks are a fixture in downtown Port Orchard.
He was spending most of his days at home with Michelle, baby Savannah, 3-year-old Alexander, and, on weekends and in the summer, 11-year-old twins
Stefan and Christopher. He watched a lot of the Discovery and Science channels, spent time online and read science magazines.
[edit on 24-3-2009 by The Real Antichrist]