About Me

With one foot always in a parallel universe, I am an adventuring soul with a home keeping heart. I fell in love with words and story in between the pages of The Little House on Prairie stories. I grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries and Louis L’Amour westerns, dreaming I, too, was a heroine capable of saving the day.

Sadly, I can’t do a single push up, have no sense of direction, terrible aim with a gun, and am scared of…well, lots of things.

You know what they say…those who can’t do, make up stories about it instead!

Now I live in the small Texas town with my husband, a spastic dog and a lethargic cat, wondering where the time went as I watch my grown twins begin their own journeys through life. When not writing, reading, exploring history, making dinner for friends or family, or traveling with my husband, you will most likely not find me cleaning house or pinning craft ideas on Pinterest. You may, however, find me serving in the Called to Change prison ministry or spending time with the new light of my life, my grandson.

My passion is for women to know they are worthy. They are worthy of an adventure. They are worthy of being seen and being known for who God created them to be. They are worthy of forgiveness, respect, and dignity.

They are worthy of the mountaintop experiences the world tries to deny them.

So lace of your boots, grab the granola, and let's get going!

Questions for Lori

What is your favorite thing to read?

The bible. I’d be lost without it. It always gives me something fresh and new no matter how many times I read it. And you can own as many copies of it as you want without people thinking you’re weird. Try doing that with Harry Potter.

What’s the most important thing you have learned in your travels?

When hiking in the mountains, always check the forecast for yourself. And just because the jacket looks rainproof, doesn’t mean it is.

What is the most distressing thing you have learned about yourself in the past year?

I’m not an introvert. I’m an ambivert. Who knew! My life is a constant battle between wanting to go to the party and wanting to hide in a cave. I want you to want to talk to me, but please don’t actually do it!

What question do you get asked most often?

Have you washed any socks lately?

What question do you wish more people would ask?

Which flavor of Dairy Queen Blizzard can we bring you today?

Why do you write?

I love words and I love people. I love making people laugh. I want them to be encouraged and inspired. I love their stories of hope and redemption, and I think the world would be a better place if we all knew those stories and took them to heart.

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Lori Altebaumer on an adventure
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