Veterans in Horror Spotlight 2023: Lori R. Lopez
Lori R. Lopez Biography
Author-Illustrator-Poet Lori R. Lopez haunted graveyards as a child. Entering the U.S. Navy to serve as a Journalist, Lori was nominated for the American Spirit Honor Medal. She has since received honors for books including The Dark Mister Snark, An Ill Wind Blows, The Fairy Fly, and Darkverse: The Shadow Hours (an Elgin Award Nominee and Kindle Book Awards Finalist). Two poems garnered Editor’s Choice Awards; seven have been nominated for Rhysling Awards. Verse and stories appear in numerous publications, among them HWA Poetry Showcases and California Screamin’ (the Foreword Poem). She co-owns Fairy Fly Entertainment with two talented sons.
Book Recommendation: The Room at the End of the Hall
Eerie and atmospheric, The Room at the End of the Hall by Lori R. Lopez unfolds in the vein of an American Gothic Ghost Story: suspenseful, thrilling, dripping with chills… A mix of quiet and psychological horror, nonstop dread, and mysterious lurkings to keep you wondering, while a chamber’s ominous secrets are explored.
The tale is told through innocent eyes that have glimpsed too much. This is no place for children. Yet the Protagonist grew up at the edge of a forest on a secluded estate, raising seven younger siblings largely alone.
For generations, the furtive peculiar Garand Family resided in their crumbling mansion — where faces in windows and an arcane forbidden door would invite speculation thick with tension. One night, as the Skeleton Key turns, a wealth of terrifying truths will be unlocked for a descendant chosen to carry out the Bloodline’s darkest traditions.
Some doors are better left unopened.
The E-book debuted on New Year’s Eve 2022 and will be featured in a line-up of twenty Spectral Stories and thirty-five Paranormal Poems hosted by Mister Macabre. Look for the 2024 release of Lori’s Ghost Collection, SPOOKTACULAR TALES!