Lori Handeland sold her first romance novel in 1993. Since then she has written many novels, novellas and short stories in multiple genres--historical, contemporary, series, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, historical fantasy and women's fiction.
She has been nominated five times for the RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, winning twice, for Best Paranormal and Best Long Series Contemporary. She is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author.
As well as writing many series-The Nightcreature Novels, The Phoenix Chronicles, The Shakespeare Undead Duet, The Luchettis, the Rock Creek Six and Sisters of the Craft-she has also written numerous stand alone novels. Lori wrote the gritty, sensual western historical romance series, Once Upon a Time in the West, under the name Lori Austin.
Lori's next release will be her debut women's fiction novel, Just Once. The story of two women who love one man, how their lives intertwine over four decades and how they come together to give him the best death that they can. Available in the UK September, 30, 2018 and in the US/Canada January 1, 2019.
Lori lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband, enjoying long walks with their rescue mutt, Arnold, and visits from her grown sons and her perfectly adorable grandson.
She can be reached through her website at