1. Tell us about your last book in one sentence.
The Winter Loon is a love story about two women’s courage and determination to live their authentic truth in the shadow of the Great Depression and the start of WWII.
2. What’s the last book you read that blew you away?
There are two: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue set in 1870s San Francisco and Life in a Jar, the Irena Sendler Project about heroism during the Holocaust as well as uncovering and telling the true story. Both are historic tributes to those who find themselves persecuted because of their sexual orientation, beliefs, life style, race or religion.
3. Do you happen to have any celebrity crushes at the moment? 😉
Margaret Atwood and Ellen Degeneres.
4. What are you most proud of as a writer?
I am honored to have been a Goldie finalist in both the debut and historical categories. This is especially close to my heart since in the LGBTQA+ community I fall in the A category and am a proud ally. To have written a novel as a tribute to my mother, and have it chosen by those who would have been her community, makes me proud to be a writer.
5. What’s next for you?
My WIP is about a woman’s descent into her traumatic past in order to heal—a heroine’s journey that begins and ends at home.
A retired family therapist, Lori believes in the influence of past generations, and is convinced that we have the potential to strengthen and transform ourselves through the power of story. She lives in Southern Oregon in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. More about Lori and her novel can be found at lorihenriksen.com