Welcome! I’m the author of Contemporary, New Adult and Historical Romances….basically everything with a happily ever after. My books are full of adventure, emotion, and of course romance! I also write young adult books under the name Lori Brighton.
Below you’ll find some frequently asked questions.
Where can I get updates?
You can sign up for my newsletter, and you can also like my Facebook page where I’ll upload excerpts and information.
Will I enjoy your books?
I hope so! My books are dramatic and full of emotion, romance, a little adventure, and yes…they do have sex scenes. Don’t read them if intimacy in books makes you uncomfortable. The good news is that I have quite a few free e-books, so give one a try!
What was your first published book?
My first published book was called Wild Heart, a historical romance published with Kensington Publishing. I have also published three historical romances under Montlake Publishing, the first being To Seduce an Earl. I decided to use a different name for my Romance, in order to separate them from my Young Adult books. L.R. Olson was born! Olson was my grandmother’s maiden name; a family name from Sweden. My family is also from Norway and United Kingdom.
What do you do in your free time?
I love to travel and explore! I even went to college for archaeology because I love to study other cultures and history so much. I also love nature and natural science, and was a natural science curator in a museum, where I took care of rocks, shells, even dinosaur bones. I also enjoy art and, of course, reading.
When will your next book be out?
I have no idea as I’m horrible about scheduling things, and I’ve learned it’s better not to make promises. The books I work on have a lot to do with how well the books in the series sell, how good the reviews are, and how hard the book is pulling me to write! You can find updates on my Facebook page.
Can you read my book or help me with my writing?
Sorry, no. I don’t have the time. I barely have time to work on my own books! Plus, legally, it’s not a smart move. Find a trusted critique partner.
Are your historical romances historically accurate?
I admit, some of my expressions and dialogue might not be historically accurate. For instance, I love to use ‘bloody hell’ even though some have said this phrase was not in use until the early 1900s. However, my historical romances are very accurate in how women were treated. My historical romances aren’t sweet and cute, they’re raw, emotional, and even shocking at times. Truth was, women were treated like property, they were abused, and had little say in their own lives. I touch on these often in my books. In this way, my historical romances are much more historically accurate than other romances. But don’t worry…there’s always a happily ever after.
Do you have an agent or publisher I can get in contact with?
I do not have an agent as I haven’t felt the need for one at this time. All of my current books are self-published and I do not have a publisher. Any inquiries about book rights can be sent directly to me.
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I live a block from the beach!
I have been married 20 years and we have one child, a son. We love to travel and go to Disney World.
I love to meditate and do yoga, a
Some of my favorite travels have been to Hawaii, Alaska, Ireland, England, Scotland, Denmark
I read my first romance at around 16; a Julie Garwood historical and I fell in love! She’s still one of my favorite authors, along with Lisa Kleypas.
The shows/movies I can watch over and over are Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and North and South (the BBC version). I also like adventure, suspense, and all things Marvel. But in