Cori Ferguson


Cori was born in northern Florida, raised in northern Indiana but has called St. Louis her home for the past 20 years. She lives with her wife, 3 sons, dog and 2 cats. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in business and holds two Master's Degree equivalent certifications in Employee Benefits and Human Resources. She majored in American History for the first two years of college and loves all things historical! She spent 14 years of her career working in Human Resources in the aviation industry before transitioning to IT. For the past 4 1/2 years, she has been working back in Human Resources as a Senior Manager, Human Resources. Cori and her family enjoy exploring, traveling and spending time with friends.

Writing lesbian romance part-time was a hobby for years before deciding to self-publish her work. Her focus now is to write stories that share some of the struggles that LGBT people face in life and with their families and how those cause feelings of inadequacy, guilt, shame, etc. She wants to produce a story that actually speaks to readers and is not totally focused on sex. Of course, she always includes the steamy, romantic and quite frequently erotic, scenes! She currently is a one-woman show; writing, proof reading, editing, doing cover art, marketing, running social media sites and publishing her own work. Cori previously wrote under the pen name of "Cori Garrison".

Check out a review by The Vital Voice (St. Louis & Kansas City)

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has given me the opportunity to publish my short novel, which has allowed me to get my name and story out to the public. In turn, because of the amount of positive feedback I've received, I am now working on a 2nd, full-length book.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on my 2nd, full-length book called The Human Side. It is a sequel to New Beginnings. The book will obviously continue to follow the paths of the characters lives, but this one will be more focused on the character of Shawn and the scars that the experiences in her life have caused. The title was inspired by my best friend's song of the same name.
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Where to buy in print


The Human Side (Sequel to New Beginnings)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,050. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Shawn Evans has finally allowed someone inside her thick walls that she has used for so many years to protect herself. Rebecca Johns somehow managed to crack Shawn’s fortress and the two of them were now preparing for the birth of their baby, an event that Shawn had never foreseen in her future.
New Beginnings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Sam has the perfect life, or does she? When her life is turned upside down and she develops feelings for her sister's best friend, will she put aside her fear and follow her heart? Sometimes true love finds us when we least expect it.

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lesbian    lesbian romance    lesfic    lgbt    lgbt romance    romance