I was born and still live in Oregon. Despite being a good student, my teachers complained about my tendency to daydream. The tales dancing through my imagination were frequently far more entertaining than real life. As far back as I can remember I made up stories, to calm my sister after a nightmare, entertain myself in boring classes and write in countless notebooks, many never again to see the light of day. I earned a BS from Eastern Oregon State College and married my best friend almost twenty years ago. I’ve three brilliant, handsome sons, one amazing daughter-in-law, a beautiful granddaughter and two spoiled dogs. When not writing I love to read, hike, camp, rock hound, and take long walks with my husband just after it rains.
And her book...
For fans of Diana Palmer and Linda Lael Miller comes a new novella in The Men of Fir Mountain series.
As sheriff of Silver Creek, Matthew Marson’s job is to look after his town. But when he fails to protect the most important person in his life, Claire, from an attack, Matt feels as though he will never be able to forgive himself.
Her husband-to-be’s newly found overprotectiveness drives the headstrong Claire from his arms. She can’t see a future with a man who won’t allow her to follow her dreams.
In a small town where everybody knows your name and your business, it’s impossible for the pair to stay apart, especially as Claire finds that she can’t completely turn her back on the lawman that she loves.
“If you want an emotional romantic adventure in nineteenth century frontier America this is for you.” Jane Hunt Reviews
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And now for Lori's happy boots...
pictured drying in the yard, after an afternoon of rockhounding...
Pretty is in the eye of the beholder…
I need to let you all know from the start, I’m a tomboy. I live in jeans and t-shirts, rarely wear make up and doing my hair means brushing it. And my sister inherited all the shoe-loving genes, leaving me none. She has too many shoes to count and I have six pairs total: comfortable tennis shoes I wear daily, hiking boots, winter boots, summer sandals, slip on flats (for when I HAVE to wear a dress) and rubber boots.
That said I do have a favorite pair - my rubber boots.
I’m a rockhound, ever hear of one? In the United States the recreational hobby of collecting rocks from their natural environment, (known as amateur geology in other places) is rockhounding. Therefore, I, a person who searches for pretty rocks and collects them, am arockhound.
Oregon is an awesome place to rockhound in with a wide variety of rocks, and semi-precious gemstones available to collect off public lands: thundereggs, obsidian, petrified wood, sunstones, obsidian, agates, fossils, jasper, etc.
With my family, I’ve visited Glass Butte, a well-known obsidian collecting area in Central Oregon’s high desert with a massive deposit of obsidian approximately four million years old. The picture shows my husband holding a piece of obsidian in his gloved hand (obsidian is sharp) standing in Glass Butte, if you look closely you can see more obsidian scattered all over the ground.
I love those boots, because they let me do what I love.