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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin's, Harlequin, Silhouette and Samhain. She is currently with Berkley/Jove.
Lori believes it's important to give back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.
Along with her good friend, Dianne Castell, Lori hosts a very special annual "Reader & Author" event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women's Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children's Home.
In 2007, Lori put together The Write Ingredients a cookbook of recipes donated by popular authors. Proceeds from the cookbook go toward Lori's ongoing "Troop project" of collecting and mailing fun, and sometimes necessary, items to our troops.
In 2008, Lori coordinated eleven other authors of her choosing, and through Berkley, arranged for the publication of The Power of Love, a special anthology of novellas about empowering women. All author and agent proceeds from the anthology go to the Hamilton Co YWCA Battered women's shelter.
In 2009, Tails of Love, an anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, was published through Berkley with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.
In 2010, The Gift of Love, a new anthology with Lori and a new set of authors, will be published with proceeds to benefit The Conductive Learning Center, a school for children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
In 2009, Servant: The Acceptance was Amazon's #1 Editors' Pick in Romance.
In 2008, Hard to Handle reached #2 on The New York Times.
In 2007, Causing Havoc was among Amazon’s Top Ten Editor’s picks in Romance.
In 2007, Lori launched a new “urban fantasy” series under the name L.L. Foster. Her first book with the new name is Servant: The Awakening, published in October 2007.
In 2006, Jude’s Law was the “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” romance title for the BGI group.
In 2005, Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Contemporary Romance.
In 2004, The Secret Life of Bryan was the “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title for the BGI group.
In 2004, Lori Foster was a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle.
In 2003, Say No To Joe was the second “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title for Waldenbooks.
In 2002, Lori’s book Too Much Temptation was the top-selling romance title for Amazon books.
In 2001, Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy.