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I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. It began when I was young, around age 10 or 11, when I filled spiral notebooks with stories and fantasies inspired by books such as Summer Pony by Jean Slaughter Doty, Nancy Drew, and the Hardy Boys.
In 2003, my best friend from high school died of cancer. It suddenly hit me, as cliched as it is, that tomorrow is a promise, not a certainty. I splurged and bought a computer and began to write in earnest. Thanks to the inspiration of National Novel Writing Month and a fantastic local writers’ group, I finally finished a novel, edited and polished it, and began submitting it. Denim & Diamonds was published in 2014. Since then, I wrote a few more books in the Diamond J series, all set in Missouri. I also wrote two books in the Widow’s Web thriller series, Fatal Impulse and Fatal Obsession (book 3 is in the works!).
In addition to writing, Lori offers writing classes via WriteScout, including her signature course, Blank to 50K (inspired by the Couch to 5K program she took several years ago).
And because life isn’t busy enough between a full-time job (paralegal), writing books, and teaching writing, Lori also crafts. Her designs can be found on Etsy at DogDaysShopUS.