About

Lori O'Gara Headshot 1Lori O’Gara is happiest with her feet in the sugar white sand on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. She grew up on Perdido Key, Florida.

She currently resides with her childhood sweetheart and their children just a few miles from where the couple grew up. The O’Gara clan is often at the beach enjoying the waves and sun.

Lori will be the first to admit that she is addicted to books. She doesn’t always read what is on the bestseller list. She likes romance novels with a magical spin and memoirs about everyday people. Lori’s literary philosophy is simple. “Read what you like. If you can’t read through the first couple of chapters without your mind wandering to other things in your life or if you dread having to finish it, then throw it out the front door. (No tossing a library book please.) Read what speaks to your heart.”

Lori holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Writing from the University of West Florida. Also, she earned a master’s degree from Florida State University in Library and Information Science. Currently she is editing her third novel in the Perdido key series and writing the first in a high fantasy series about dragon lore. She is also the librarian at the public library in Navarre, Florida.

When not at the beach, writing or reading, Lori can be found wandering the stacks in her library, watching Doctor Who (she is a dedicated Whovian) or spending time with her family.

Want to know why Lori writes, read this.