Lori has asked hundreds of customers "Would you like fries with that?" at a fast food drive-thru and filled countless popcorn buckets at a local movie theatre. After graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration, she worked as a graphic designer for fourteen years for the power company, occasionally venturing into nuclear power plants for her job (yes, nuclear plants need graphic designers, too). Once she decided to stay home with the rug rats (who are now semi self-sufficient tweeners), she found she needed a creative outlet besides finger painting and making 'mud stew' in a bucket with water, grass, and acorns. That's when the writing bug bit her--hard--and she's been writing ever since.
Lori lives in Virginia with her engineering geek/hero husband, two kids who test her sanity on a daily basis, a dog named Hokie (named after the Virginia Tech Hokies, of course), and various other critters of the furred and finned variety.
Theirs was a love destined to be -- torn apart by the wrath of Vesuvius
Pompeii, AD 79
David and Sera are soul mates destined to be together, if only their bumbling guardian angels could do their job right...
First united in Pompeii as a privileged merchant's daughter and a slave gladiator, their young love is cut short when Vesuvius unexpectedly erupts. After several botched attempts, their angels get one final chance to bring the couple together and personally escort them back to war-torn Italy, nearly two thousand years later.
Sera is now an archeologist excavating the ruins of Pompeii. David is an American soldier masquerading as an Italian, sent to spy on the Germans camped near the ruins. With the help of their earth-bound angels, they soon find each other again as they excavate the ruins.
But will deception, the horrors of war, and the forgotten tragedy of their past lives, prevent them from unearthing the love of a lifetime?