In The Beginning…

The beginning of me as a writer, that is. It started way back, and I have documented proof, thanks to my grandmother, Margaret Johnson, who kept it for me. Her note reads: "Lori -- I'm enclosing a story you wrote and sent me in 1978. A foretaste of what you would be...

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Shiloh: Sneak Peek

Shiloh releases one month from today and I'm thrilled we're so close to the release date. I've been waiting many years to share this second half of Ian and Seona's story with you, as well as granting my long-time readers the thing they've asked me for by far more than...

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Shiloh: what you can expect

It's a blessing and boon when fellow authors lend their gracious words of endorsement to a writer's creative work. I'm honored and thankful for these endorsements for my upcoming release, Shiloh, sequel to Mountain Laurel, from historical fiction writers whose...

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Newsletter Giveaway

How is this year already half over? Summer is heating up here in my neck of the woods (southern Oregon). Tomorrow, Sunday, we are forecast to hit 114 degrees F. If we do, it will be the hottest temperature I've ever experienced. It's gotten close to that here before...

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I’ve said for years that I should do this…

And I've done it at last. Yesterday I spent a little time on Canva and created a flow chart that shows exactly how all my novels are connected to each other by character crossovers. With (soon-to-be) eight novels published, the joys of historical world-building have...

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Fighting for Your Life

Hello reader friends! Did you miss my Spring 2021 Newsletter, which went out to subscribers earlier this month? If you aren't subscribed, the form is either on the right of your screen, or scroll down to it below this post. I send out two main newsletters a year,...

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Book Cookies!

Recently I discovered Sweet Snowdonia Baking Company, a cookie (or "biscuit" as they say across the pond) shop in Conwy, Wales. It's run by a friend of a friend, which is how I came to have any notion about a cookie shop in Wales to begin with. Needless to say if you...

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Cover Reveal: SHILOH

Hello Readers! It's finally here! One of my favorite steps in a book's long journey to publication: cover reveal time! Introducing Shiloh, the second installment in the Kindred duology... Morning glories I love that my cover designer at Tyndale, Libby Dykstra,...

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Scavenger Hunt Stop #2 Winners

Thanks to everyone who stopped by during the Scavenger Hunt, read about some of the research behind my new release, Mountain Laurel, and entered my drawing. The prizes were two sets of all seven of my published 18th century historical novels, and three hardback copies...

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #2

  Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #2 If you've just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! • The hunt BEGINS on 10/15 at...

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