About Lori Keesey
About Lori Keesey: Her Writing Inspiration
A story that Lori Keesey wrote and illustrated about three puppies lost in a hatbox piqued Lori’s interest in writing at the tender age of six. And an introduction to Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird many years later sealed the deal. Lori decided then that she wanted to write fiction.
Many, many years passed—and hundreds of novels were read—before Lori realized her goal with her debut novel, Always Think of Me, which releases in April 2024.
In addition to writing the novel, Lori launched The Accidental Blogger, which spotlights everyday people who overcome adversity. Lori has authored two short stories, “Robert’s Prayer” and “The Note.” Both stories are free to those who follow her . . . as is an exclusive monthly letter, Something to Chew On.
About Lori Keesey: Her Professional Experience
Lori Keesey considers herself among the lucky. Recently retired, Lori enjoyed a 40-plus-year career as a writer and now has time to pursue her childhood dream of writing fictional characters who make a difference.
She’s written for daily newspapers and trade publications and her freelance work has appeared in regional and trade magazines, specifically those specializing in space exploration. Yes, Lori was a space junkie, and worked for NASA in public outreach for nearly 20 years.
She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.S. in journalism. There she met Kevin Berry, whom she married in 1980. She is the mother of three boys and one dog.
A devout porch sitter, nothing makes her happier than looking at her view of the Chilhowee Mountains and Smoky Mountain National Park.
Born in Washington, D.C., Lori now calls Walland, Tennessee, home.