Lori R. Lopez wears many hats as an award-winning author and poet of Horror, Speculative and Literary Fiction, Fantasy and more. She is also an artist, musician, songwriter, actress, filmmaker, tree-hugger, activist, vegan, and animal-lover. Lori roamed graveyards as a kid and conducted funerals for dead birds, squirrels, insects and spiders. Her offbeat books include The Dark Mister Snark, Leery Lane, An Ill Wind Blows, Darkverse: The Shadow Hours, Odds & Ends, The Strange Tail Of Oddzilla, The Fairy Fly, the Poetic Reflections Book Series, and The Witchhunt.
A member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA), and Lewis Carroll Society Of North America (LCSNA), Lori has been nominated for an Elgin Award, a Finalist in the Kindle Book Awards, and received multiple top honors from other competitions including the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards and San Diego Book Awards for prose, poetry, and artwork. Her poems "Crop Circles" and "Nocturnal Embers" were nominated for the Rhysling Award in 2020, "Social Graces" and "The Whistle Stop" in 2021, and "Biting Sarcasm" in 2022.
Stories and verse have appeared in The Sirens Call, Weirdbook, The Horror Zine, Space & Time Magazine, Spectral Realms, JOURN-E, Bewildering Stories, Oddball Magazine, Impspired, Terror Tract, Altered Reality Magazine, Aphelion, Hellnotes, Servante Of Darkness, and anthologies such as California Screamin' (the Foreword Poem), HWA Poetry Showcase Volumes (II, III, V, VI, and IX), Journals Of Horror, Grey Matter Monsters, Dead Harvest, Fearful Fathoms I, Terror Train I and II, Cellar Door III: Animals (Editor's Choice Award winner), Trickster's Treats #3, Speculations III (Weird Poets Society), Undead Legacy, Bones II, Ghosts: Revenge, Mirages: Tales From Authors Of The Macabre, Darlings Of Decay, Masters Of Horror: Damned If You Don't, and In Darkness We Play.
Visit fairyflyentertainment.com, a website Lori shares with her two talented sons. They have a Folk Band called The Fairyflies. You can view Author Readings, Music Videos and more at the Fairy Fly Entertainment YouTube Channel: youtube.com/@FairyFly