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All About Lori

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Berkley, Silhouette and Samhain. She is currently with Harlequin.

Lori believes it’s important to give back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

In 2007, Lori put together The Write Ingredients a cookbook of recipes donated by popular authors. Proceeds from the cookbook go toward Lori’s ongoing “Troop project” of collecting and mailing fun, and sometimes necessary, items to our troops.

In 2008, Lori coordinated with other authors of her choosing, and through Berkley, arranged for the publication of The Power of Love, a special romance anthology of novellas about empowering women. All author and agent proceeds from the anthology go to the Hamilton Co YWCA Battered women’s shelter.

In 2009, Tails of Love, another romance anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, was published through Berkley with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.

In 2010, The Gift of Love romance anthology, with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with proceeds to benefit The Conductive Learning Center, a school for children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

In 2011, The Promise of Love, a romance anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, will be published with proceeds to benefit the One Way Farm, a home for abused and abandoned children.

In 2012, Love Bites, a romance anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.

In 2013, Animal Attraction, a romance anthology that goes with the “Buckhorn Brothers” series, with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.

In 2014, Back to Buckhorn, a romance novella by Lori that goes with the “Buckhorn Brothers” series, was published with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.

Lori has received many prestigious awards, including:

Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for:
Series Romantic Fantasy
Contemporary Romance

Waldenbooks:
Say No To Joe – second “Bestselling Original Contemporary”

Borders Group Inc.:
The Secret Life of Bryan – “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title
Jude’s Law – “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” romance title
Back in Black – “Bestselling Romantic Suspense” romance title

Lori Foster has been both a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle and the USA Today Quick Cross puzzle.

Lori enjoys visiting with readers on her Facebook Fan page, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

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Lori's Corner: Where Lori answers reader questions loriFosterBioPic

Some reader letters are so touching, they just have to be shared with others.

Dear Mrs. Foster, I am hoping that you read at least some of this message. I am not really good with words or getting my thoughts out but I had to take a minute to tell you just what your books mean to me. I used to own everyone of your books that were out back in 2004 up until 2005 when we had a house flood. My older brother used to get them for me since I have trouble reading some books because of Dyslexia but I was able to read your books and read them all the way to the end. Getting captured by your books was a huge help to me to fight my learning disability and my brother used to do what he could to help me through my learning issues. Shortly after the flood I started finding your books again and have printed out a list to get my collection of your books back to where it used to be. On July 16 2006 my brother was KIA in Afghanistan and I found out that he was also helping me find your books since he sent them to me right before he was Killed. When my depression and grief start to get the best of me I am always able to lose myself in your books and I am really able to take a step back and deal with everything. When Dealing with my husbands PTSD and I start to crumble I am able to start reading your books and then go back and talk calmly with him. I truly LOVE your stories and re-read them all over and over and never get bored with them. You are a spectacular writer and I will be forever grateful for finding your books to help me with many things in my life! Thank you for sharing your awesome books with the world! Always, Bethaney Beach