Lori writes small-town beach books with heart, as well as touching stories including feral animals. She promises to deliver a happy ending in exchange for your much-appreciated time reading her novels.
She lives with her family in North Carolina, and while she hopes to someday say she lives near the beach, right now she is a short drive from the ocean. She thinks it's important to focus on what you have and to appreciate the small things around you, like the tang of salt in the air, or the fresh smell of hay and horses. For then it becomes possible for your dreams to come true, like her dream of writing and to be published.
She thanks her mother for her career. One day her mom planted the seed for Lori to be a writer, and it took hold. And as her grandfather always said, "Stop talking about it and do something about it." So she did. While her son took afternoon naps, she sat down and started her first novel.
Quickly she learned it wasn't so easy. She bought every book about writing possible, and to this day she's still buying books to study. She believes life is one lesson made up of many shorter ones. Tell the story of your own life and it will come to fruition. She's living proof.
The Feathered Quill Book Awards
Several years ago I noticed this award on one of Debbie Macomber's books, and I remembered it all this time. Needless to say, you can imagine my surprise when Coastal Christmas won the bronze award for contemporary romance, and Island Summer was a gold finalist. Thank you!
Click on the video to experience the adventures of finding the wild horses with Lori.