Lori was born in Centralia, Missouri and now lives just a few miles from there with her husband on a small hobby farm. They manage the place for their Miniature Schnauzer and Miniature Beagle, and two cats. Though she appears to be a normal person, she has a bit of an obsession with Star Trek and is quite proud of her autograph collection. She is even prouder of her "marksman" qualification for shooting. During cold winter months, she enjoys crafting, especially scrapbooking. And, of course, she always has a book with her, so she can read whenever the opportunity arises. Her favorite part of her day is driving to and from work in her solar yellow Jeep Wrangler, named Daisy. Cutting through the country allows her to drive gravel roads and splash through mud puddles or snow drifts, depending on the time of year (bonus tip: don't wear white when you go through mud with your doors off). She always has a book or two in process - one at home, one at work, and one on her Nook for those got-a-spare-minute times.
Her first book, Denim & Diamonds, was published in 2014, and her second, Fatal Impulse was published in 2015. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in several anthologies and in The Storyteller literary magazine.