Lori Morningstar Villarreal lives in Michigan with her husband, their fourteen year old son, and little black dog. She’s a freelance writer and reporter for The Township Times, a local weekly newspaper, covering human interest stories.
Her background spans over 20 years in the computer industry, including programming, database development, desktop publishing, network administration, web page design, and graphic design.
Over the years, she’s had extensive writing experience with documentation, both business-related and technical, as well as in the creative area. As a writer of fiction, she utilizes her many life experiences, her travels (adventures), and encounters with the people she’s met along the way.
Whispers in Time (Time Travel Romance) was her first novel, followed by The Devil Rogue (Historical Romance), Kissing Mr. Bellamy (Paranormal/Historical Romance), and Twelfth Moon (Paranormal/Western Romance), the first in a 3-book series. She’s currently working on the second in the series, Kara’s story, to be released at the end of summer (2013).
Her newest endeavor, Sunday—Armageddon—Bring Lunch! is a collaboration with her grandmother, Lillian Lyman Morningstar, based on her memoirs as a young girl growing up in the early 1900s, due to be released in July 2013. A pastor’s daughter, it is a tale about how Lillian’s family endures life, strange events, and unforeseen obstacles through their faith in God, perseverance, and solidarity, finding joy as they navigate through their daily lives. It is a refreshing testament of how faith in God, faith in each other, can lift us up, give hope for the future, and inspire optimism when things seem to be at their worst.
Even though it’s a little outside the realm of her usual romance novels, Sunday—Armageddon—Bring Lunch! was such a sweet, charming, endearing story, Lori felt compelled to share it with others.
“I absolutely loved this book. It was one of the best I have read in a while. After reading it twice I noticed forgotten details and the storyline continues to impress me. To Lori Villarreal great job!” – Amazon review of Twelfth Moon, Legend of the Pantera