Lori Roy was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas where she graduated from Kansas State University. After having worked as a tax accountant for several years, Lori began her writing career. Her debut novel, Bent Road, was awarded the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Novel and named a 2011 New York Times Notable Crime Book. Her second novel, Until She Comes Home, was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Novel.
Lori serves as treasurer for the Sisters in Crime organisation and is a liaison to the Author Coalition. She currently lives with her family in west central Florida and her most recent novel is Let Me Die in His Footsteps.