Lauri J Owen


Lauri J Owen is a civil rights lawyer who grew up in Idaho's Treasure Valley and worked for more than a decade in law enforcement. In 2003, her passion for social justice led her to law school. After completing her Juris Doctorate at U.C., Berkeley, she moved to Bethel, a village in the Alaska Bush, where she fell in love with the the people, the magic, and the majesty of her new home state. Lauri was selected in 2006 for inclusion in the “Who’s Who of American Women” directory in part for her commitment to civil rights, and she currently lives in metro Alaska with her elementary-school-aged son and rescued cat companions. Lauri is currently hard at work on the third novel in the Embers series, Rising Embers, which she hopes will be out in late 2011 or early 2012. Visit her website at

A slice of trivia about Lauri: she loves ancient warfare, (old and new) weapons, and warriors of all types. She studies the first, owns many of the second - and she hopes to someday find one of the third for her own.

p.s.: If you want to help make the world a better place, adopt a cat or dog from your local shelter today. Save a life and don't buy from breeders. And animal lovers can rejoice: Lauri donates 100% of the proceeds from her books to no-kill animal rescue.

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Smashwords book reviews by Lauri J Owen

  • The Lost Coast -- A Larison Short Story on Feb. 26, 2011

    I thoroughly enjoyed this short story, but note that it's not for the faint of heart. _Lost Coast_, like so much of Eisler's work, features an adventuring plot that subtly forces our examination of human character. Of that gray mix-mash of morality that exists within us all. Never does Larison, the protagonist, reflect on his condition, but as the pages turn, as adventures befall, we feel his loneliness, and his anger seeps in to us. We taste his struggle. His fear. Marvel at the chill of his rage when threatened. It, as all Eisler's work, is well written and compelling -- in short, well worth the read. So what's bad about this story? It's too short.
  • The Bones of the Sea on May 16, 2011

    Like the slow beat of a drum, this story pulls you onward, piece by piece, until the final words blossom on your page. I can't think of more to say than if you love skillfully written science fiction, you need to read this novella.