About Lori

Hi, and welcome to my website!  I’m Lori DiAnni (pronounced dee-ah-knee).  Yes, it’s Italian but I’m not Italian.  I just married one.  But, I digress.  Welcome one and all!  I’m thrilled you decided to stop by and find out who I am and what I’m all about.  So, here goes:


  • I’m a romance writer.  An “older” romance writer.  I’m in my early 60’s and I hope and pray it’s not too late to see my dream come true.  Anyway,  I write time-travel (or time-slip) as well as  historical (mid-1800’s to early 1900’s). And, as if that’s not enough, I’ve also got plans to write a small town sweet contemporary romance.  


  • I’ve been writing since I was nine years old.  My first paper book (held together with gold brads) was titled “Zeee”—a fairytale with an HEA.  Someday, I’ll write a post on this.  


  • I was hit with the writing romance bug when I was in my 20’s and found Kathryn Falk’s book “How to Write a Romance and Get It Published” (still have that book too!). I followed all the rules of writing, went to a conference, and was actually asked to submit my manuscript back in 2001.  I didn’t do it.  (Hangs my head in shame).  I was so afraid of being rejected that I never submitted it.  Who knows where I would be now if I had?  Oh well, can’t cry over spilled milk.  Okay, I beg to differ—yes you can!  And I did. 


  • I continued writing a time-travel titled “A Time to Smile” and that has evolved into “Finding Eden”, Book One.  Twenty plus years later and I’m almost done with it.


  • Meanwhile, I started writing another time-travel-“The Time of the Moon”, which is nearly done and then it'll be time for revisions. And Beta Readers.  More on that later.


  • Besides writing, I love scrapbooking, photography and journaling.  These hobbies keep me sane in the sometimes insane world of writing.  


My hope, nix that—goal—is to be self-published by late Spring/early Summer.  If all goes well, I plan to have my second novel self-published by October, maybe sooner (August) and then a Christmas novella in November, early December.  


I plan to also give you tips on writing; a few stories here and there of my writing journey and hopefully, as time goes on, I’ll have a guest post or two, or three. . .  Oh, and I’ll have a giveaway here and there as well.   


I hope you’ll continue to visit my website.  Please ask questions or give suggestions.   And, please sign up for my newsletter, “Coffee and Romance”.  


Thank you!  


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