Lori Covington

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Two wandering southerners --a sensitive and imaginative Texan bearing a keen resemblance to Vivien Leigh and a close-mouthed Mississippi sailor with a thing for long-legged beauties, snatched me from a blanket of kelp while my somewhat absent-minded and amphibious mother frolicked in the cool, funky waters of San Francisco Bay.Telling each other we were clearly meant for each other, the pair bundled the cooing, chuckling infant into their 1957 Pontiac and proceeded to enlisted Navy housing in San Diego, where a petting-zoo goat attempted to eat my stroller, and later, to Florida, where I attempted to eat a frog...

A peripatetic existence ensued, with so many relocations that I recognize regions by restaurants and the scent of the air rather than street names. Like my parents, I love to experience the language, food and aroma of new places, to visit and stay long enough to really know... Like the mermaid who bore me, I am buoyant, exuberantly drawn to the wet, salty and tidal, the gleam of nacre and the possibility of oaken treasure chests just below the tide line....

Writing was inevitable: an easily portable means of creating and transferring dreams and connecting with others while sailing a multitude of seas...

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk is my sofa, or possibly my bed, with four pillows behind me. Sometimes, my desk is a comfy chair at one of the many coffeehouses in Charlottetown--I'm especially fond of Timothy's. Once in awhile, my desk is a plastic chair in the backyard, where I can keep an eye on the cats, so the resident fox doesn't get any bright ideas.

I had a proper desk for a year or two, but I never used it. I usually carry some kind of notepad and a pen, and everything else is done on the Ipad, or, when the Ipad and the software are incompatible, a laptop.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a Navy family, and we relocated alot. I was always the new kid in school, very shy. As far back as I can recall, I read. I read through classes and got into trouble for not reading the assignments in class, but choosing my own reading. I didn't just read kids' literature--in fact, in my memory, I skipped from Dr. Suess straight to gothic romances. Maybe there was something in between, but I don't remember it!

I read my mother's books, too, including her textbooks. I think all the reading I did taught me about grammar and dialog and storytelling without my even knowing I was learning to be a writer. What I did know was that the books I spent all my time with provided me with entertainment, information and comfort. They protected me from unwanted conversations, accompanied me to restaurants and foreign countries and opened my imagination.
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Impossible Desire
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 73,830. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by Lori Covington. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
When her father dies, Marguerite Spencer is left orphaned and penniless; vulnerable to the vicious attentions of David Enderby. Cast into servitude by her vengeful kinswoman, her only hope is the bright, azure gaze of the handsome horseman, Robert Gillis. Set in the Scottish moors and Brighton, England, Impossible Desire is a Regency romance of danger, wit, adventure and charm.


The Bear
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Yuri's job as a woodsman provides him with everything he needs--security, freedom, comradeship, and the pleasure of life in the wilderness. There is nothing better than the simplicity and directness of a life lived outdoors, in nature's service. He has all he needs--until he's told to dispatch a troublesome bear. Is Yuri a protector or executioner? And could there be a worse time to fall in love?
Leaving Loneliness
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Nobody talks about loneliness, and so many people feel it, are made so unhappy by it. But loneliness doesn't have to rule your life: in fact, you can take certain steps to let it go--or make it let go of you. You don't need to undergo years of therapy or do anything truly drastic, either. In fact, you can start right away to ease the pain of feeling alone. Here's how...
Banish Poverty from Your Life: Six Simple Steps Up
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
It may seem impossible to find your way out of poverty, but you can. Some basic things keep people stuck in poverty: things that you can do something about. The six simple actions listed in this short e-book can drive poverty from your door.
Beating Poverty--A How-to for Have-nots
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 22,130. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
"Beating Poverty" was written to help people find their way out of poverty using down-to-earth methods and starting with basics--food, shelter, close connection to others and education. For anyone who is struggling financially, seeking ideas that work, and the creation of hope.
Escape from Draconia: Mikki Madigan's First Adventure
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 51,840. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Mikki Madigan wakes to an explosion that rocks her right out of bed. The house is empty; a gaping hole still smokes! Her family’s gone, the only clues are a note and a gold ring. Follow Mikki’s quest-- encountering warring fairy tribes and battling fierce monsters. See how "ordinary" girls learn to fly and uncover a family secret that turned a fairy into an "ordinary girl" and back again…

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