Lori Schafer (author)

Writer of serious prose, humorous erotica and romance, and everything in between.

Lori schafer

Lori Schafer is a writer of serious prose, humorous erotica and romance, and everything in between. Her flash fiction, short stories, and essays have appeared in numerous print and online publications, and her first two books were published in November 2014. On Hearing of My Mother’s Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness commemorates Lori's terrifying adolescent experience of her mother's psychosis, while Stories from My Memory-Shelf: Fiction and Essays from My Past is an autobiographical collection featuring stories and essays inspired by other events from Lori's own life. In the summer of 2014, Lori began work on a second memoir, The Long Road Home, during the course of a two-month-long journey across the United States and Canada. She anticipates that it will be ready for publication late in 2015.

Lori’s first two novels, My Life with Michael: A Story of Sex and Beer for the Middle-Aged and Just the Three of Us: An Erotic Romantic Comedy for the Commitment-Challenged, will be released early in 2015. She is currently at work on a third novel, a sequel to Just the Three of Us. When she isn't writing (which isn't often), Lori enjoys playing ice hockey, attending beer festivals, and spending long afternoons reading at the beach in the sunshine.

For further information on Lori’s upcoming projects, please visit her website at http://lorilschafer.com, where you may subscribe to her newsletter or follow her blog for updates on her cross-country travels. You are also welcome to email her directly at [email protected]

Lori's memoir On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened has attracted a great deal of interest in the five months since its release, and has achieved #1 Bestseller status on Amazon in the categories of both Mental Illness and Dysfunctional Families in both the U.S. and the UK. It currently has an average rating of 4.3 stars on Amazon.com (4.6 on Amazon UK). Lori's story has been featured on a number of blogs and websites, including Indian Express and StigmaFighters.com.

Lori was a finalist in the 2012 River Styx Schlafly Micro-Fiction Contest, and a segment of her memoir was a finalist for the 2013 Able Muse Write Prize for Prose. She is very active on social media and has a Twitter following of over fifteen thousand. You can access a list of Lori's publishing credits on her website at http://lorilschafer.com/publications/.

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Three close friends get too close for comfort in Just the Three of Us: An Erotic Romantic Comedy for the Commitment-Challenged
This funny, sexy short story will forever change the way you think about dieting - and possibly make you yearn for a fat Marge of your very own.
I experienced first-hand the terror of watching someone I loved transform into a monster - the terror of discovering that I was to be her primary victim.
A young woman's life is changed forever when she discovers what everyone around her has known all along: that a renowned family characteristic has re-emerged in a most unfortunate location - her own backside.
Ranging in style from funny to filthy, this erotica collection features author commentary on selected stories and my open letter to you-know-who.
Friends with benefits might just turn into lovers when they arrange to spend a weekend away together.