After years spent as an accountant, photography studio manager, and wastewater treatment pipe saleswoman, Lori Handeland sold her first book in 1993. Since then she has written for Dorchester Publishing, Kensington Publishing, Harlequin Superromance, St. Martin's Press and Avon Books. Her novels have spanned the contemporary, historical and paranormal genres.
Lori is the recipient of many industry awards, most recently the prestigious Romance Writers' of America RITA Award (Best Paranormal Romance) for her novel BLUE MOON. Lori is pictured (left) with her husband, after receiving the award at the August 2005 RWA National Conference in Reno, Nevada.
She lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband —a contractor— two sons, and a yellow lab named Elwood.
Lori is represented by Irene Goodman of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.
Pseudonym/s: Lori Austin