About me



I’m a Texas girl.

Growing up in Garland (a suburb of Dallas) gave me a lot of fodder for “place” in my fiction. The sheer vastness of the suburb and my own shyness as a young girl made Garland both a wilderness and a city of isolation.

I write about girls. And sometimes, boys.


NEWS & Links!

I’m thrilled to shared that my new novel, Blue Running, will be published in December 2021 by UK press, Moonflower Books. More info to come!

The Louisville Review has published my short story, “Let No One Fear Me,” in Issue #88, Fall 2020, and nominated it for a 2020 Pushcart Prize. Thank you, Louisville Review!

Novalee and the Spider Secret‘s getting nice reviews! (See more in the Reviews tab.)

Lori’s story “We Could Learn a Lot,” Finalist in the Nelson Algren Literary Award contest, The Chicago Tribune.


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