I am Lori, a 40-plus writer, mom to a Boston Terrier and paralegal (which pays the bills until I sell my book!) I currently live in sunny Orange County, California – – the happiest place on earth!
Reading is one of my great passions; I am a voracious reader, leading to my brain and imagination (hopefully) expanding but it can also lead to the hips and waist expanding. I am obsessed with Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice sequels, prequels and knock offs, mysteries, historical fiction and true crime. I have a book review site, Psychotic State Book Reviews (www.psychoticstate.net) so please stop by and say hello.
I also love old movies, particularly those made in the early 1930s. Boy, did people know how to glam it up and dress then! If I had a time machine . . . I am especially partial to Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy, Norma Shearer, William Powell, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable.
I am fascinated with England (see above, the obsession with Jane Austen) and this girl is planning a trip in 2014 to England, Ireland and Scotland for the first time. So stick around!
I don’t smoke and I drink very little (I do enjoy a wine cooler every now and again). My biggest vice is ice cream and (shamefully) Dr. Pepper.
I have found that after hitting 35, my metabolism changed and I became an emotional eater. Whenever my husband is deployed, I tend to soothe myself with food. Being small boned and only 5’4″, I can’t carry much extra weight without it being noticeable (and without my pants threatening to bust seams and/or buttons).
I was diagnosed with acid reflux and GERD 3-4 years ago and I suffer from the after-effects of whiplash from a car accident (i.e., neck cramps and pain, back pain and stiffness, headaches – – all that fun stuff!). My job can exacerbate all these symptoms; the majority of the day I work at a computer or am buried in files at my desk. Very sedentary. Very bad on my back, my neck and my body in general.
So here I am. Ready for a change. And ready to finish my book and get it published.
Welcome to my world and thanks for joining me!