Lori Virelli says she’s just an ordinary woman, but don’t you believe it. In her writing she makes everyday life extraordinary, filled with dramas of people’s lives in fiction and nonfiction. You will relate to her characters and find inspiration in the outcomes of the stories.
Lori has been blogging for five years and we have “followed” each other for four and a half of those five years. Bloggers come and go, dropping in and out, but Lori and I continue to be buddies.
I’m honoured to host Lori Virelli here today. I’m grateful that fate brought us to each other’s blogs.
Now that she has published her first novel, I feel that I have something to crow about: Lori’s novel Whit’s End.
Lori says she has enjoyed my blog posts and my novels, but today I hope you will click on her amazon links and enjoy her novels. I did that some time ago and have not regretted it. When you read Whit’s End, you’ll find yourself thinking, “Oh, that character sounds just like ‘so-and-so,’” someone you may know in your own life.
Lori finds human behavior fascinating. She says:
“Two people can react differently to the same experience. Two people who grow up in the same household may come away with quite different perceptions of what they have experienced. Perhaps our genes are programmed to respond in our own unique ways, and that’s part of what makes us individuals. This is why I like writing from two perspectives, to show how each person responds to, and handles similar situations in different ways.”
In Whit’s End, Meg and Ava Whitaker are married to the dysfunctional Whitaker brothers and each handles their marital problems in a different way. Their efforts to cope in their marriages only seem to make matters worse, until, just when the women are at their “Whit’s End,” other men come into the picture. How will each of the women react to the temptation of another man? Where will their actions lead them? Will they “jump ship”? Will that solve their problems? Read Whit’s End to find out.
Lori is the author of short stories published in the magazine Angels on Earth – Dogs and the Women Who Love Them, and in her anthology, Home Avenue, about growing up in 70s in the suburbs of Chicago.
And psst! If you want a treat, click the link to her book, Whit’s End.
For a peek into Lori’s view of life in Chicago in the 70s, click on her link to Home Avenue.
Home Avenue – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LPJ9YDI
Whit’s End – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N77QY32
Lori’s Lane – http://loreezlane.wordpress.com
Lori is currently working on her second novel. Please leave a comment and say hi.