of Birth/Sign: February
My Motto since 1978: What Goes
Around Comes Around!
Best Thing That has Happened in the
Recent Past: Meeting Luca and
falling in love - something I hadn't
expected would ever happen again!
Worst Thing That Happened in the Recent
up with my partner of 27 years - one
of the toughest and worst things that's
ever happened to me in my life.
Most Admired Person: There are
so many people I admire so much .
. . but I am so blessed to have the
writer Ellen Hart as a friend, and
she has been a tremendous encourager
College: Lewis & Clark College
in Oregon: English & Political
Science double major.
Master's Degree: Hamline University,
St. Paul: English/Liberal Studies.
Famous Relatives: 5th Cousins
were Orville and Wilbur Wright - but
hey! I hate to fly! I'm also
related to those who have Blackfoot
First Professional Role: Working
at a Welfare agency.
First Book Written: Ricochet
In Time (started in 1992, completed
in 1995, and published in 2001).
First Book Published: Gun Shy
(completed 1999 and published
early August 2001)
Number of Books Published So
Far: Fourteen: ten novels (soon
to be 11 when Eight Dates hits
the stores in June 2014), two short
story collections, and edited two
Number of Books Completed Now
But Not Ready for Publication: Two.
Number of Books at Least Half Done:
Number of Books Rattling Around in
Lori's Head but Unwritten: Six
Favorite Song: Still a 1970's
oldie, "Dancing In The Moonlight"
by King Harvest.
Favorite Bands: One Republic,
The Indigo Girls, Fleetwood Mac, America.
CDs I can't seem to stop listening
to lately: Sara Bareilles, Katy
Perry, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, and the
Favorite Vocalists: Linda Eder,
Cheryl Wheeler, Dar Williams, Christopher
Whitney Houston, Carly Simon, Donna
Summer, James Taylor, and Ben Folds
Favorite Movies: Leaving Normal,
Flawless, Stranger Than Fiction, Truly
Madly Deeply, Fearless, and
Favorite Book Series: Still Charlaine
Harris's Lily Bard series.
Favorite City: Used to be Duluth,
MN, but I think it's now changed to
anywhere on the Oregon Coast.
Worst food on the planet: Seafood
- I'm allergic!
Best foods on the planet: Chicken,
Cheezits, and Chocolate - but ever
since gallbladder surgery, I can't
eat the latter two very often.
Favorite TV Shows: Homeland,
Parenthood, Grimm, Major Crimes, Person
of Interest, Intelligence, Downton
Abbey, The Colony, Harry's Law, and
every few years I can't help but go
back and re-watch Jericho!
Favorite team sport to Play: Basketball.
team sport to Watch: NFL Football,
and am especially fond of the Seahawks
(yay-2014 Superbowl Champs!) and also
the Packers, the Vikes, the Broncos,
and the Ravens.
Best thing about being a published
author: Getting to meet lots of
wonderful new people.
Worst thing about being a published
author: Mean reviews. I don't
mind reviews that point out areas
where I need to continue to make improvement.
I just hate the ones where the reviewer
slams me personally. Blah!
Moments in Life: Time
spent with Luca, my writing pals,
my friends, or with my dad, sisters,
nieces, and nephews and extended family.