Lori L. Lake (born February 9, 1960) is an Oregon writer, teacher, speaker, and author of mystery, drama, romance, and general fiction, most of which is about lesbian protagonists.
Her work includes the “Gun” police quadrology, The Public Eye Mystery Series, three standalone drama/romances, two short story collections, the Lambda Literary finalist anthology The Milk of Human Kindness, and the WWII novel Snow Moon Rising, which won the 2007 Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award, a Golden Crown Literary Award, and The Alice B Readers Award.
Lake teaches fiction writing, most recently at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and for the Oregon Writers Colony.
She frequently gives talks about the craft of writing, serves as a coach to many up- and-coming writers, and is a founding mother of The Golden Crown Literary Society.
Lake was born in Portland, Oregon, the oldest of five daughters, and spent her early years with her family in Seattle and Portland, then lived with an aunt and uncle in Tigard, Oregon, during her teen years.
She graduated from Portland’s Lewis and Clark College in 1983 with a double major in English and Political Science and moved to the Twin Cities shortly after. She attended Hamline University where she studied with Carol Bly and received a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Literature and Ethics in 1989.
She resided in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area until August 2009 when she moved back to Oregon. She now lives in Portland.
In recent years, Lake has become a mentor and coach to many young and aspiring writers, especially through her work at The Loft Literary Center and in her work as an organizer or program director of literary conferences, particularly for the Oregon Writers Colony, and for the Golden Crown Literary Society, where she was most recently the Chair of the Board and the Director of Organization & Recordkeeping.
. Publisher’s home page (http://www.launchpointpress.com)
. Oregon Writers Colony (http://www.oregonewriterscolony.org)
. Once Upon A Crime anthology home page (http://www.onceuponacrimebook.com)
. Anthology Publisher’s home page (http://www.intagliopub.com/authors.htm)
. The Loft Literary Center (http://www.loft.org)
. Golden Literary Society (http://www.goldencrown.org)
. Alice B Readers Award (http://alicebawards.org)
. USA Book News “Best Books 2011” Awards (http://www.usabooknews.com/bestbooks2012awards/bestbooks2011results.html)
Gun Shy: Book 1 in the Gun Series (2001)
Ricochet in Time (2001)
Under the Gun: Book 2 in the Gun Series (2002)
Different Dress (2003)
Have Gun We’ll Travel: Book 3 in the Gun Series (2005)
Snow Moon Rising (2006)
Like Lovers Do (2011)
Buyer’s Remorse: Book 1 in The Public Eye Series (2011)
A Very Public Eye: Book 2 in The Public Eye Series (2012)
Jump The Gun: Book 4 in the Gun Series (2013)
Eight Dates: A Romance (forthcoming, summer 2014)
Gunpoint: Book 5 in the Gun Series (forthcoming, winter 2014)
Adventures Unlimited (forthcoming, spring 2015)
Short story collections
Stepping Out: Short Stories (2004)
Shimmer & Other Stories (2007)
The Milk of Human Kindness: Lesbian Authors Write about Mothers & Daughters (2004)
Romance For Life (2006)
Story Contributions to Anthologies
“Take Me Out” in Silence of the Loons (2005)
“Paige” in Best Lesbian Romance (2006)
“Jumping Over My Head” in Toe to Toe: Standing Tall and Proud (2008)
“Den of Iniquity” in Once Upon A Crime (2009)
“The Penthouse Birthday” in Women in Uniform: Medics & Soldiers & Cops, Oh My! (2010)
“Den of Iniquity” in Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir (2011)
“A Darker Side of Green” in Write of Spring (2012)
“An Age Old Solution” in Minnesota Crime Wave Presents (2012)
2013 – Rainbow Award Winner – Best Lesbian Mystery/Thriller: Very Public Eye: Book 2 in The Public Eye Mystery Series
2013 – Rainbow Award First Runner-Up – Best Lesbian Mystery/Thriller: Jump The Gun: Book 4 in The Gun Series
2013 – Golden Crown Literary Award Finalist – Mystery/Thriller Category: A Very Public Eye: Book 2 in The Public Eye Mystery Series
2013 – Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award Finalist – A Very Public Eye: Book 2 in The Public Eye Mystery Series
2012 – Golden Crown Literary Award Winner – Mystery/Thriller Category: Buyer’s Remorse: Book 1 in The Public Eye Mystery Series
2011 – Golden Crown Literary Society’s Directors’ Award – For service to the GCLS 2004-2011
2011 – USA Best Books 2011 Awards Finalist – Like Lovers Do
2007 – Golden Crown Literary Award Winner – Best Dramatic Fiction: Snow Moon Rising
2007 – Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award – Snow Moon Rising
2007 – Alice B Readers Award – Snow Moon Rising
2007 – LJ Maas Memorial Mentoring Award
2007 – Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award – Snow Moon Rising
2007 – Golden Crown Literary Award Finalist – Anthology Category: Romance For Life
2007 – Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award – Romance For Life
2006 – Golden Crown Literary Award Finalist – Mystery/Thriller Category: Have Gun We’ll Travel
2005 – Lambda Literary Award Finalist – Anthology Category: The Milk of Human Kindness
1. Lori L. Lake Biographical Information (http://www.lorillake.com/bio.html). LoriLLake.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
2. Loft Literary Center Instructor Bios (http://www.loft.org/index.cfm? currentpage=14&fuseaction=category.display&category_id=19). The Loft Literary Center. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
3. GCLS Board of Directors (http://www.goldencrown.org/about.html). Golden Crown Literary Society. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
4. Alice B Awards 2007 Winners (http://www.alicebawards.org/pastbios.html). Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
5. Lambda Literary Organization (http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/previous_winners/paw_2004_). Lambda Literary Finalists. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
6. Amazon Author Profile (https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AAUT2ZCRMTT8H? ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0). Amazon Profiles. Retrieved on 2011-11-06.
7. Regal Crest Authors (http://www.regalcrest.biz/author_page.php?author=Lake_2) Regal Crest Authors. Retrieved on 2011-11-06.
8.  (http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3971911.html). 2013 Rainbow Awards. Retrieved on 2013-02-04.
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