Lori R. Lopez wears many hats, literally and otherwise. An author of Speculative Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and more . . . she writes dark, humorous and serious verse; short stories, novels, Young Adult and children's books, songs, plus a column called "Poetic Reflections" at Fairy Fly Entertainment, a website shared with two talented sons. She is an artist, musician, actress, filmmaker, tree-hugger, vegan, and animal-lover. Her work often contains themes of conservation, peace, animal rights, and the rights of children. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Lewis Carroll Society Of North America. Lori unapologetically takes pride in creatively bending and reshaping the rules of writing when it suits her style.
A horror fan since small, she roamed graveyards as a kid and conducted funerals for dead birds, squirrels, insects and spiders. She was named on an Examiner.com list of "93 HORROR AUTHORS YOU NEED TO READ RIGHT NOW" for WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH 2014, and was featured on Horror Addicts and Promote Horror.com for WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH 2015. Her books include THE DARK MISTER SNARK, ODDS AND ENDS: A DARK COLLECTION, CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, THE MACABRE MIND OF LORI R. LOPEZ, THE FAIRY FLY, AN ILL WIND BLOWS, OUT-OF-MIND EXPERIENCES, DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS, POETIC REFLECTIONS I and II: KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD and THE QUEEN OF HATS. She is presently working on a number of sequels and new projects.
Stories and verse have appeared on Hellnotes and Halloween Forevermore, in WEIRDBOOK, THE HORROR ZINE MAGAZINE, THE SIRENS CALL E-Zine, and anthologies such as JOURNALS OF HORROR: FOUND FICTION, DEAD HARVEST, HWA POETRY SHOWCASE VOLUMES II and III, TERROR TRAIN I and II, TOYS IN THE ATTIC: A COLLECTION OF EVIL PLAYTHINGS, CURSED CURIOSITIES, CELLAR DOOR III: ANIMALS (Editor's Choice Award winner), UNDEAD LEGACY, BONES II, GHOSTS: REVENGE, WE ARE DUST AND SHADOW, MIRAGES: TALES FROM AUTHORS OF THE MACABRE, MASTERS OF HORROR: DAMNED IF YOU DON'T, I BELIEVE IN WEREWOLVES, THIRSTY ARE THE DAMNED, and SCARE PACKAGE: 14 TALES OF TERROR. Fifteen of Lori's poems were published for an anthology titled IN DARKNESS WE PLAY.
You can find author readings and other videos at the Fairy Fly Entertainment YouTube channel and Trilllogic YouTube channel. Lori and her sons have formed a band called Fairyfly; music videos can be found at the Fairyfly YouTube channel. Look for their song releases online when available.
on July 13, 2012 :
Lori Lopez has created a vignette of several moments and has brewed them so masterfully, brought them home and served them up in this fresh little story entitled Creep. A few of the pieces could well serve on their own if brought to further fruition, but together work just as beautifully. What a talented lady.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Feb. 02, 2012 :
If you like stories of revenge and hatred with a little bit of regurgitation thrown in for good measure, this story is for you. There is action in this horror from the first page all the way through until the final sentence.
This is also one of the stories where you want to feel bad for the thing doing the killing.
I think this is one of those few stories where you want just the right kind of people to read it and have to spend a while looking over their shoulders from the guilt they feel in their heart.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Jan. 24, 2012 :
Beware! Lori Lopez has set upon the earth a true menace. Be careful as you walk home! She uses her wide vocabulary to write this horrific and witty tale. I truly enjoyed the journey Ms. Lopez took me on to find out what was the true Creep.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)