BioLori Handeland sold her first novel in 1993. Since then she has written many novels, novellas and short stories in multiple genres--historical, contemporary, series, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and historical fantasy.
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 Waldenbooks, Bookscan, 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, 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 lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband enjoying occasional visits from her grown sons.