Lori Hart Beninger is the author of three critically acclaimed historical novels (Embracing the Elephant , A Veil of Fog and Flames, and A Peculiar Peace). The books follow two 19th century teenagers as they struggle with survival and acceptance in the pivotal era of the California Gold Rush, survive the wilds of early San Francisco, then plunge into the American Civil War.
An Ordinary Tragedy, Lori's first foray into non-fiction, was published in October of 2016 - the true story of her younger brother's tumultuous life as a convicted felon by the age of eighteen.
Although originally from Southern California, for many years Lori has been happy to call the San Francisco Bay her home. She lives there with her husband Matt and a plethora of goofy pets, enjoying the company of diverse and interesting family members and friends. First published in 2012, Lori has nonetheless been writing since the age of 11, always looking for interesting people and circumstances with which to populate her works. She volunteers as a tutor at local grade schools to teach reading (fundamental!) and environmental awareness.
For other writings and musings, please visit one of Lori's blogs, below.