Lori Handeland decided she wanted to be a writer when she was ten years old and was struck with the sudden fear that she might read all the books in the world and be left with nothing interesting to do. Detours into waitressing, teaching, business management, and motherhood pushed her dream of writing back a few years, but she eventually sold her first novel in 1993. Since then her books have spanned the contemporary, historical, and paranormal genres. She is recipient of many industry awards, including the PRISM for Dark Paranormal Romance. Lori lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, and a yellow lab named Elwood.