Lori Henriksen

author of The Winter Loon


Lori Henriksen is a debut indie author who embarked on a writing healing journey that gradually transformed into a novel inspired by her mother’s life about a young woman who struggles to define herself in a world where she does not seem to fit. Envisioning how her mother’s life might have been if she was able to live her authentic truth, Lori realized how much and how little has changed for the LGBTQ community. It is her hope that this story about the healing power of love will positively influence anyone who reads it.




Long before the historical changes leading toward LGBT advocacy and equality, eighteen-year-old Ruth Thompson comes of age in the male-dominated culture of rodeo. Over the next several years she risks dangerous repercussions that test her courage to defy social persecution and embrace her true love.


“This is an ambitious, gripping, often painful story with a lot of drama and emotion, ups and downs and an ending that leaves the reader in satisfying tears.”

—Alan Rinzler
Consulting Editor

“What a beautiful, thoughtful book. The Winter Loon offers up complex characters and issues, a multi-textured plot and lots of heart. I have felt wrapped in the cocoon of this beautiful love story.”

—Alissa Lukara
Writing Mentor, Editor, Author of Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul.

5 thoughts on “Home

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lori. Good luck with your novel. Beautiful title!

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! The link didn’t work, but I also wanted to give you the link to my A to Z blog. I need to reword my post so people know I’m just taking a break from my main blog.

  3. Lori, thanks for accepting the challenge, I have learned a lot.

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