Lori Henriksen

author of The Winter Loon


I believe in synchronicity, the influence of the patterns of past generations and the power of story. The Winter Loon is an invented story of my mother’s life about the healing power of love that occurs when we have the sense of being connected and whole, a love of self and others. I believe we have the potential to strengthen and transform ourselves through story.

Jean Houston, philosopher and author of many books says, “Consciously or unconsciously, we are drawn to stories that provide the missing parts to the puzzle of our own lives.”

That’s why I write.

I am a debut indie author who embarked on a writing healing journey that gradually transformed into a novel inspired by my mother’s life. It is a LGBTQ-themed historical novel set in the 1930s and 40s about a young woman who struggles to define herself in a world where she does not seem to fit. The Winter Loon is a Foreword INDIES 2017 Book of the Year Awards Winner, and a finalist in the following contests: Self Publishers Review 2017, Golden Crown Literary Society in two categories (Debut and Historical), Women’s Fiction Writers Association (Debut category), and  is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree.


I am now working on my second book about a woman who reinvents herself in the
1960s and must travel back to that time years later in order to heal old wounds.