Lori Wick has written 18 novels of heart-warming romance set in a wide variety of time periods. She has written about Victorian England, the American West, and contemporary life. But, regardless of the setting, Wick consistently populates her books with tangible characters, meaningful relationships, and exciting plot movement. Her first novel was published in 1989 and this year she is publishing her eighteenth. That’s two books every year! But ask this prolific author how she views herself, and she’ll say very humbly, “I’m a small town girl with a high school diploma and a few semesters of Bible school under my belt.” She is quick to add, “However, my lack of training gives me a tremendous opportunity to glorify God. It’s because of Him that I write. I have learned that He can do amazing things with vessels that are willing to be filled.”
* The Wick Family
Lori balances her writing time with her family responsibilities. She is a wife and the mother of three, who range in age from eight to fourteen. Lori’s husband, Bob, is a tremendous source of support for her. In fact he was very influential in encouraging her to pursue a writing career. Now, a decade after she began writing, Lori has dedicated Pretense, her eighteenth novel, to her eighteen-year marriage to Bob. In the dedication she writes, “No one in my life has portrayed Christ to me more strongly than he has.” Lori started writing in 1988 because she had a story that she needed to get down on paper. Bob’s enthusiasm for her work pushed her to seek publication, and in 1989 Harvest House published her first novel, titled A Place Called Home. She has been writing consistently ever since. Three times, she has been a finalist for the Gold Medallion fiction award and her novels have collectively sold more than one and a half million copies!
* Recent Books
As usual, Lori is very busy writing. Recent works include Bamboo & Lace, her new projects, The English Garden series, and her delightful leap into children's fiction, Kirby the Disgruntled Tree. The English Garden series is comprised of 3 books, The Proposal, The Rescue, and The Visitor. A fourth installment, The Pursuit, featuring Edward Steele and Nicola Bettencourt.
on "Pretense"| Posted November 15, 2011
I loved the book! Have read it twice since September! Just have a question: Why the last part about Micki doing another book? Her telling of the story outline seems so unnecessary to the rest of the book.
Although I love Epilogues, this one seemed lame compared to others you have written. It almost seemed just a way to get the name of the book brought to the forefront.
I look forward to hearing from you and reading any of your books that I have not read--if there are any!
If I can write half as well as you some day, I will feel blessed!
:)| Posted October 08, 2009
I love Lori Wick's works. Her books are so inspirational and uplifting. That is not to say her characters are not without their trials. It's easy to envision the worlds she "creates" through her words. Obviously she has a God given talent and she's glorifying Him through her gift. I recommend that you try her out.