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Lori Ericson is an award-winning journalist and fiction writer. In addition to a number of short stories, Ericson is author of the Danni Deadline Thriller series. The series includes A Lovely County, published in January 2015, and A Lovely Murder, released in November 2016. A Lovely Grave is expected in 2017. The series was named for protagonist Danni Edens, a small town reporter with a checkered past who grew up in her family-owned cemetery.

Ericson is also working on a stand-alone thriller and a young adult mystery series.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • International Thriller Writers Inc.
  • Ozark Creative Writers
  • Ozarks Writers League
  • Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc.

PUBLISHED SHORT STORIES:

  • 2011 Echoes of the Ozarks, Ozark Writers League, “Unsung Hero”
  • 2013 Echoes of the Ozarks, Ozark Writers League, “A Ghostly Encounter”
FICTION AWARDS:

  • 2015 President’s Award and 1st Place for Unpublished Manuscript, Ozarks Writers League, for A Lovely Murder
  • 2015 1st Place for Horror Short Story, Ozark Creative Writers, for No, Mama
  • 2014 Showcase Award, Second Place, Ozark Writers League, Second Place for the short story Mailbox Confession
  • 2010 High Hill Press Award, Next Great American Novel Contest, First Place, for Arkansas 309, Ozark Creative Writers, 2010 (Book published in 2015 as A Lovely County)
  • 2011 Gene Andereck Short Story Contest, Ozark Writers League, Second Honorable Mention, for short story Backyard Magic

JOURNALISM AWARDS:

  • In-Depth Series Reporting, Third Place, The Morning News, Arkansas Press Association, 2007
  • Section/Supplement Edited by Entrant, First Place, Arkansas Press Women, 2005
  • Publication Regularly Edited by Entrant, First Place, Arkansas Press Women, 2005
  • Personal Columns, Humorous, First Place, Arkansas Press Women, 2005
  • Publication Regularly Edited by Entrant, First Place, Arkansas Press Women, 2004
  • Investigative/Enterprise Reporting, Honorable Mention, National Federation of Press Women, 2003
  • Special Articles, First Place, Arkansas Press Women, 2003
  • News Feature, First Place, Northwest Arkansas Times, Associated Press Managing Editors Association, 1999
  • Business Reporting, Third Place, Northwest Arkansas Times, Associated Press Managing Editors Association, 1999
  • In-Depth Reporting, Third Place, Northwest Arkansas Times, Arkansas Press Association, 1999
  • Beat Reporting, Second Place, Northwest Arkansas Times, Associated Press Managing Editors Association, 1998
  • Deadline News Reporting, Second Place, Northwest Arkansas Times, Arkansas Press Association, 1997
  • In-Depth Reporting, First Place, Northwest Arkansas Times, Arkansas Press Association, 1997
  • Beat Reporting, Second Place, Northwest Arkansas Times, Associated Press Managing Editors Association, 1996
  • In-Depth Reporting, First Place, Prairie Grove Enterprise, Arkansas Press Association, 1994

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: About | Lori Ericson, Author

  2. Lori, everything about me was destroyed by a state 309 inmate, while being housed in a county jail.
    I want to tell my story.
    Thank you
    Danny O’Dea

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  3. Dear Lori,

    As the president and founder of the Creative Writing Club at the University of Arkansas, I wanted to first express how excited I am that you will be coming to the Northwest Arkansas Writers’ Workshop Free Conference this Spring, and also to invite you to come speak on campus if you have time while you are in the area. We would absolutely love to have you! If you are interested, feel free to contact me at my personal email at crconroy@uark.edu, or at the club’s email at cwclub@uark.edu.

    Having said that, I am sure you are very busy, so if you are unable to make a special stop at the U of A, I understand, and I will look forward to seeing you at the NWAWW’s Free Conference!

    Sincerely,
    Cami Conroy

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