An Ill Wind Blows

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
The witty novel AN ILL WIND BLOWS whisks you inside the belly of a Storm who would be King. There an oddball bunch of nutty characters encounter a nonstop marathon of the bizarre where anything could happen, including some of the wildest imaginings from author Lori R. Lopez (THE FAIRY FLY, THE DARK MISTER SNARK, THE STRANGE TAIL OF ODDZILLA). More
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About Lori R. Lopez

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, 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:

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Reviews of An Ill Wind Blows by Lori R. Lopez

L. I. Adams reviewed on Dec. 1, 2012

All I can say is WOW. Lori R. Lopez had my head spinning from the beginning to the end of this fantastic story. Her unusual use of words and phrases conjured images of hope, courage, despair, and so many more emotions all within the space of a few short sentences. The reader is taken on a roller-coaster ride as the lives of Meezly and company are thrust into an unnatural wind. This book is told from the perspectives of all the characters. Ms. Lopez describes each person and allows them to develop into loving and caring or hateful and despicable people as their natures demand. Each character is also rewarded or punished according to their greed and sins or to their repentant and virtuous behavior. I found myself wondering what other peril Meezly would find herself and hoping she had the internal fortitude to overcome the obstacles preventing her from reaching her goal. Ms. Lopez never ceases to amaze me with her style and unconventional way of writing. I know I am always in for a treat and some mind bending reading experiences when I read her books.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
JENNIFER THOMAS reviewed on Nov. 2, 2012

Lori R. Lopez writes this adventure with so heartfelt compassion that this is a book to love. There are so many characters that you get to know throughout this book that it is amazing that she is able to give each one a personality and background. I was brought to tears by so many of their memories and the sadness that they have been through it makes them so real that they seem to jump from the pages right into you mind. Reading this fabulous book is so much like watching a movie that you can get lost in the time that you are reading and before you know it the book is finished.
This book is such a great mix of horror, humor, emotion and suspense that it is a book for everyone of all ages, from young adult upward. You have so much to every page that your mind is able fully emerged itself and you are able to forget the real world and get lost in the storm that is the incredible mind of this amazing author. It doesn't matter what type of book you like to read this book has it all for everyone to enjoy.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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