About Lori

Lori Benton was born and raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back to the 1600s. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God's transforming grace.
When she isn’t writing, reading, or researching 18th century history, Lori enjoys exploring the mountains with her husband – often scouring the brush for huckleberries, which overflow the freezer and find their way into her signature huckleberry lemon pound cake.

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Or by snail mail:
Lori Benton
PO Box 5578
Central Point OR 97502 

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Note from Lori: If you would like your copy of Burning Sky signed and cannot see me in person, please send a Self-Addressed Stamped envelope, business size or letter size, to the following address, and I will be happy to send you a signed book plate: Lori Benton PO Box 5578 Central Point, OR 97502

Lori's Journey to publication:

Lori is represented by Wendy Lawton, of Books & Such Literary Agency. Here's a blog post from Wendy that she treasures. 

When Did You Know You Were A Writer?

So Let It Be Written 
My Ebenezer
A Big Day (and some news) 

Lori's battle with cancer/chemo fog (Hodgkins Lymphoma, Stage 2, diagnosed March 26, 1999):
Whatever Works 
So Let It Be Written
Chemo Brain: 12 years later