Winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award and Holt Medallion for Best First Book and Best Historical, Lori Ann Bailey has a romantic soul and believes the best in everyone. Sappy commercials and proud mommy moments make her cry. She sobs uncontrollably and feels emotionally drained when reading sad books, so she started reading romance for the Happily Ever Afters. She was hooked. Then, the characters and scenes that ran around in her head as she attempted to sleep at night begged to be let out. Looking back now, her favorite class in high school was the one where a professor pulled a desk to the center of the room and told her to write two paragraphs about it and the college English class taught by a red-headed Birkenstock wearing girl, not much older than she, who introduced her to Jack Kerouac. After working in business and years as a stay-at-home mom she has found something in addition to her family to be passionate about, her books. She lives in Northern Virginia with her real life hero, four kids that keep her on her toes, two dogs determined to destroy her house and two cats secretly plotting the demise of those dogs.
Represented by Jessica Watterson of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Founding Member of RomanceontheRocks.com
Member – Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, Maryland Romance Writers, Hearts Through History
Workshop committee – RWA 2018 National Conference
Programs chair – 2016-18 WRWDC chapter of RWA
Programs committee – 2015-16 WRWDC chapter of RWA,
Judge 2015 Marlene Contest sponsored by WRWDC chapter of RWA