Lauri Robinson's chosen genre to write is Western historical, and when asked why, she says, "Because I know I wasn't the only girl who wanted to grow up and marry Little Joe Cartwright."
With a degree in early childhood education, Lauri has spent three decades working in the nonprofit field for Head Start, Child Abuse Intervention, the March of Dimes and United Way. She claims the once-upon-a-time and happily-ever-after premise of romance novels has always been a form of stress relief. When her husband suggested she write one, she took the challenge and has loved every minute of the journey.
Lauri lives in rural Minnesota where she and her husband spend every spare moment with their three grown sons and four grandchildren. She works part-time for United Way, volunteers for several organizations, including her local library, and spends most fall weekends filling the freezer with homemade foodstuffs from the bountiful harvest of her husband's green thumb. She's a die-hard Elvis fan (yes, she'd been to Graceland), and loves to spend Sundays watching NASCAR, either live or on TV. However, she says her favorite weekends are spent in the woods of northern Minnesota on the land homesteaded by her great-grandfather.
Most of her childhood was spent in western Kansas, which is the setting for several of her stories. Lauri is a member of RWA, is the president of Northern Lights Writers and belongs to several online writing groups. Her books have been on bestseller lists and repeatedly receive top reviews and recommended reads. Besides numerous romance novels, novellas and anthologies, Lauri has been published in magazines and early childhood resource manuals.