Lori R. Lopez


Lori R. Lopez wears many hats as an Author and Speculative Poet of Horror, Fantasy, Suspense, Humor and more. She illustrates her books and has written songs, while being an Activist for animals and children.

Growing up, Lori roamed graveyards 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, and The Fairy Fly.

In 2023 Lori won Third Place in the Long Category for the SFPA Poetry Contest for “Wake Unto Death”. Her Poetry Collection Darkverse was nominated for an Elgin Award and a Finalist in the Kindle Book Awards. Her poems “Crop Circles” and “Nocturnal Embers” were nominated for the Rhysling Award in 2020, “Social Graces” and “The Whistle Stop” in 2021, “Biting Sarcasm” in 2022, “The Whippoorwill” and “If Houses Could Talk” in 2023. Poems “The Maw” and “creatures of the macabre” received Editor’s Choice Awards among other honors.

Stories and verse have appeared in The Sirens Call, The Horror Zine, Space & Time, Spectral Realms, JOURN-E, Weirdbook, Bewildering Stories, Dreams & Nightmares, Impspired, Altered Reality, Aphelion, and anthologies such as California Screamin’ (the Foreword Poem), HWA Poetry Showcases II, III, V, VI, and IX, Journals Of Horror, Grey Matter Monsters, Dead Harvest, Fearful Fathoms I, Terror Train I and II, Trickster’s Treats #3, Speculations III (Weird Poets Society), and In Darkness We Play.

A member of the Horror Writers Association, Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, and Lewis Carroll Society Of North America.

Visit the Fairy Fly Entertainment Website Lori shares with her two talented sons, and their YouTube Channel @FairyFly. They have a Folk Band called The Fairyflies.

Where to find Lori R. Lopez online


The Apparition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A spectral Love Story from both sides of the grave. In THE APPARITION by Lori R. Lopez, Time and Space stand still for a shining moment while two hearts collide across the void.
Remember To Die
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Gothic
REMEMBER TO DIE is a grim yet darkly amusing Gothic Horror Story by Lori R. Lopez, part of her Ghost Collection SPOOKTACULAR TALES.
A Walking Nightmare
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A WALKING NIGHTMARE illumines a harrowing, solitary, introspective journey through the deepest dark from the mind of Lori R. Lopez.
The Room At The End Of The Hall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,030. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Eerie and atmospheric, THE ROOM AT THE END OF THE HALL by Lori R. Lopez unfolds in the vein of an American Gothic Ghost Story: suspenseful, thrilling, dripping with chills . . .
The Color Of Evil
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
In THE COLOR OF EVIL by Lori R. Lopez, a mysterious woman appeals to a Nun at a Convent for help with her strange affliction. Sister Grace believes that Ginger is the subject of an Ancient Prophecy and poses an enormous danger for the world.
Cryptic Consequences
Price: Free! Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Ghoulish Horror Host MISTER MACABRE introduces three Shorts by Lori R. Lopez to read before turning off the lights and allowing Night’s inhabitants to roam.
The Dark Down There
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
The Darkness beckons in this eerie fable of a night gone wrong. Someone is knocking, from inside the house. From the other side of the cellar door!
Poetic Reflections: Blood On The Moon
Series: Poetic Reflections. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,040. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2019 . Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This dark, silly, and serious sequel to KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD and THE QUEEN OF HATS is the third volume in Lori R. Lopez’s POETIC REFLECTIONS book series.
The Witchhunt
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,680. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
This tale begins with a modern setting, on the creepy Ninth Floor of a hotel, where an old woman just wishes to be left in peace. But that isn’t possible. It never is in this world.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Trouble with a capital C! The tale begins when a car stops and a body is tossed into the Corn. But this is not just any crop. It is the battleground of a legendary creature who haunts fields along desolate highways, only when stalks are tall and the blood of brothers has been spilled in the soil — rising above the Corn like a burly Scarecrow.
Leery Lane
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,510. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Have you ever kept a secret from even yourself? On one rainless electric night, Frieda Noff will learn the truth about her past, her relationship with her sister, and her hometown’s darkest secrets. It is All Hallows again, twenty years after she went down that fateful gauntlet of haunted houses as a Trick-Or-Treater. She’s finally back, perhaps to stay this time.
The Strange Tail Of Oddzilla
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,290. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fairy tales
This is a story about being Odd. A monster named Oddzilla, to be precise, who dreams of being normal. Even worse, he crawled from a pot of Anything Soup. It’s his first day of being monstrous, and he has been rejected both by people and the other monsters. While trying to find his place in the world, he gets kicked out of Welcome for being too weird. Then things really get odd!
Darkverse: The Shadow Hours
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 113,420. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017 . Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Horror » General
A rich gathering of poetry with a dismal twilight atmosphere, a brooding nature, an eerie tone . . . DARKVERSE: THE SHADOW HOURS encompasses such pieces written by Lori R. Lopez between 2009 and 2017, collected in three of her POETIC REFLECTIONS volumes along with humorous and serious verse.
The Dark Mister Snark
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
There are those individuals we know little about who skulk and creep delightfully across page or screen. In reality, we are taught to avoid them. Sometimes, however, they may surprise us. The Dark Mister Snark is such a figure. Beware!
Tides Of Chaos
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A man and woman meet online while the world around them is falling apart. Where are the creatures from that have invaded their planet? What do they want? These questions and more must be answered if the human race is to survive this doomsday scenario.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
A dormant girl named Beauty, who controls and terrifies the people around her, wants to possess another girl. Quiet, don’t wake her up or there will be Hell to pay!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fairy tales
The past returns to haunt and hunt him on one creepy All Hallows Eve.
Odds And Ends: A Dark Collection
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,020. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
What terrors lurk in the blackest regions of a cellar, amidst dusty cobwebbed shelves, in the glass jars and metal cans of a hopelessly abnormal mind? These odds and ends are both odd and contain endings. As in the real world, not everything ends well. Sometimes it is all about finding a glimmer of light in the shadows, or being forewarned. Sometimes, the candle’s flame blows out!
Spider Soup
Price: Free! Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » General
You are never truly alone. While you sleep, nocturnal creatures stir. A couple discovers that things have changed overnight, and they are no longer in control. Their house is full of cobwebs, and they are being moved little by little in this suspenseful horror tale.
Poetic Reflections: The Queen Of Hats
Series: Poetic Reflections. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,720. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 . Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
A collection of very unusual verse, ranging from wacky to dark to narrative. Lori R. Lopez writes her own way, whether poetry or prose. This book contains both in an odd yet artful balance.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two unlucky individuals find themselves trapped in a haunted house, where the spirits are more than restless. They’re very disturbed.
Sleep Of Fools
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Are dreams fact or fiction? How well do we know what we do as we slumber, when we are most vulnerable? Can we trust our surroundings to be there once we open our eyes? Can we rely on the shadows not to spirit us away? The answers might startle you as the eyelids of possibility are peeled back . . .
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A trio of tales ranging from suspenseful to quirky and weird, and finally a deft blend of humor-laced horror . . .
Jar Baby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The creepy tale of a ghoulish baby by Lori R. Lopez. This short story ties in ancient history with modern horror as mummies rise up for a night of terror and fun at a museum.
The Fairy Fly
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,410. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
A Black Widow queen, a big bad Wolf Spider, and a Hit-Mantis are but a few of the obstacles for a spunky little spider who must find his way home through a strange land of giants in this witty fairytale fantasy for kids and adults.
The Fruit Of Thy Womb
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Another unique zombie tale from Lori R. Lopez, the author of “Heartbeat” and “The Lycaning”, this time with Fruit Flies and two jaded strangers who learn that they are not as alone as they think.
Poetic Reflections: Keep The Heart Of A Child
Series: Poetic Reflections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,740. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 . Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A humorous and serious collection of poems, prose and song lyrics by Lori R. Lopez, author of CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, AN ILL WIND BLOWS and more. Based on her "Poetic Reflections" column, this volume contains the first thirteen columns and much more.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A weird boy becomes very twisted while growing up and conducts Frankensteinish experiments on those around him. Chills, suspense, obsession and dark humor await in this novelette by Lori R. Lopez.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A humorously poignant Cinderfella tale about a spooky carnival and a misfit who discovers the truth behind his sorry circumstances.
Beyond The Stump
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The dark harrowing tale of a young woman who must assume her mother's role of Gatekeeper.
Next Door
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(4.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever wondered about your neighbors? A teen learns the terrible truth about the house next door in this comically chilling Halloween frightfest.
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(4.00 from 1 review)
A demonic entity will return at Midnight on All Hallows’ Eve to claim the lives of a child from each family. A young woman scoffs at the legend and invokes the monster’s rage. She must face the truth, that he is real, and stand up to him alone to save her village.
Cereal Box Surprise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 1 review)
A ninety-eight-pound weakling orders cereal hyped by a once-famous athlete. During the mayhem that ensues, he discovers heroes aren’t always what they seem. And the prize at the bottom of the box might be more of a surprise. Poor Ned winds up in a horror story by Lori R. Lopez!
The Macabre Mind Of Lori R. Lopez: Thirteen Tormentous Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,000. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A dark and light collection of horror tales from the morbid murky madness of Lori R. Lopez, along with a poem, an introduction on fear, and a conclusion on why writers write . . . all previously published in anthologies, on websites, or individually as E-books . . . gathered in one spectacularly eerie volume!
An Ill Wind Blows
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,280. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 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).
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,410. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
JUGULAR is a novelette about a woman whose life has never been normal, from childhood to childbirth. Her mother locked her in a box. Her son is a serial killer. Then things take a turn for the worse and she wakes up dead. Or rather, undead. From there it goes downhill. Way down. WARNING: Some content may be disturbing to sensitive readers.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Thin Man wanders into a world of trouble after the Carnival that was his home goes bust. Adrift and alone, missing his friends, things get pretty freaky when he accepts a job for a doctor who isn’t as nice as he seems. The oddities out in the barn may bite!
The Lycaning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This is not your traditional wolfman tale. An inventive and original take on a horror classic, THE LYCANING creates a new breed of the monster and a society transformed by a Werewolf Apocalypse. It is at the same time a story about love and sacrifice. Part Two delves deeper into the origins of character and plot. Secrets are revealed. Werewolves, humans, and were-zombies clash.
The Wraith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A woman becomes intrigued by a brooding figure in one of her poems in this short story from Lori R. Lopez, author of THE DARK MISTER SNARK, ODDS AND ENDS, DARKVERSE: THE SHADOW HOURS . . . Maud believes she sees the elusive presence everywhere she goes.
Some Thing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A tongue-in-cheek tale about a man who drank the water, another man and his Bazooka, and a lady with a loaded gun. Brought together in a showdown between paranoia and reality, three once-ordinary lives will never be the same. “Some Thing” is based on an actual environmental hazard along the Mexican Border and the potential for disaster.
Bad Mood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,750. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
A fictional small town in Wisconsin is the scene of widespread craziness that affects both animals and humans in this humorous sci-fi thriller. A mysterious corporation could be the culprit. Follow three misfits who may be the only "sane" ones left as they search for answers to the infection spreading around them.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A young woman's dream for independence is challenged when her parents depart and she must anxiously face both days and nights of solitude. Yet she is never completely alone, for always the rickety windmill’s presence looms. And what is in the house with her, playing games, chewing the furniture? Will she ever be able to outrun the fears of childhood?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
After striking something in the road with his truck, a man follows a trail of red drops through the forest to a mysterious settlement. Will he be able to save the young woman held prisoner by a primitive band of creatures with large feet? The answer lies at the end of the "Bloodpath"!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It will be a memorable evening for ghosts and guests summoned to a mansion occasionally stalked by a wicked caveman. Be sure to R.S.V.P. Or is it R.I.P.? Find out in “Fossil”, a horror tale by Lori R. Lopez.
Dance Of The Chupacabras
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,980. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A dark Wonderlandish “oddyssey” that merges and contrasts elements of humor and horror; fantasy, reality, and literary nonsense; legends, myths, and history; Pop, Mexican, and American Culture; wordplay and swordplay. It is a modern legend, a rumpus of revelrous rompery about being lost and choosing the road least traveled . . . the path unknown.
Out-Of-Mind Experiences: Thirteen Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,220. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This diverse collection merges an array of genres such as horror and humor, modern and mythic, historic and supernatural. Sometimes gripping, often quirky, these tales are always inventive and thought-inducing. Journey through a broad spectrum of fictional adventures from angry cows to psychotic pets, through portals of terror and gateways of myth and fantasy. There is something for everyone.
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What terror lurks behind the fence in an ordinary neighborhood? What manner of monster will you see if you peek through a knothole? Something ugly. Something angry. Something with a very large appetite. Take a peek, go ahead. And then run back the way you came!!! You do not want to reach the end of the fence . . .
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A delightfully skewed series of disasters as an Ear Demon hops from head to head, leaving chaos and twisted lives in its wake.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
After the Zombie Apocalypse, civilization adapts to troubled times. But can the living and the undead co-exist in peace? A zombie defender must question his principles when a hunter becomes infected by the zombie plague and threatens the boy's mother in "Heartbeat".
Unleashed: Tail One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Would the tormented pet of a psycho, after witnessing countless abominations, begin to exhibit disturbing behavior? Find out in "Unleashed" what happens when a cat is driven over the edge and beyond the brink.
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