Lori Rader-Day is the author of the mystery, THE BLACK HOUR, published in 2014 by Seventh Street Books.
Her fiction has been previously published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, TimeOut Chicago, Crab Orchard Review, Freight Stories, and in the anthology Dia de los Muertos (Elektrik Milkbath Press), and others. Bestselling author Jodi Picoult chose her story as the grand prize winner of Good Housekeepingâ€™s first fiction contest.
Originally from central Indiana, Lori grew up frequenting the local libraries, reading all the Judy Blume and Lois Duncan she could get her hands on. Then she discovered Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark. Lori may have wandered off the mystery writer path a few times, but she thinks we all knew she would get back there eventually.
She studied journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, but eventually gave in to her dream and studied creative writing at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Now a decade-long resident of Chicago, she has a favorite deep dish pizza and she is active in the areaâ€™s crime writing community. She is the vice president of the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and a member of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland, the International Thriller Writers, and the International Association of Crime Writers. Chicago is a really great town in which to be a mystery writer.
She is represented by Sharon Bowers of Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management.
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Books:The Lucky One, February 2020
Under a Dark Sky, August 2018
The Day I Died, April 2017
Little Pretty Things, July 2015
The Black Hour, July 2014