I’m Rae Davies, author of the Dusty Deals Mystery series, set in Montana and romantic comedies, set in the Missouri Ozarks. I’m also (under the name Lori Devoti) the author of dark paranormal romance, young adult novels and urban fantasy.
I’ve always loved mystery novels. I started, like so many people, with Agatha Christie and after reading all of her books (many more than once), I moved on to many other more modern authors. Some of my faves are Susan Conant, Carolyn Hart and Joan Hess. I also love to laugh — try to do that as often as I can — and love my animals. I think you will see signs of both of those loves in my books. (Both the romances and the mysteries.)
I also have two romantic comedies available: Love is All Around and Love is All You Need. These books were my first traditionally published books. (Originally published by Kensington Books under the author name Lori Devoti.) They are set in the Missouri Ozarks where I grew up and feature a lot of characters similar to people I knew in my childhood.
I also lived in Montana for a number of years. So that setting is based on personal experience and love too.
Hoping to see you one of those places soon,
Official Type Bio
Rae Davies is the pen name of author Lori Devoti.
Lori Devoti worked for three different newspapers in two different states before deciding to stay home with her children and begin writing fiction. Lori has been a finalist for many awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award and is a member of Novelists Inc., a prestigious group for professional writers. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and children as well as two dogs.
Like Lucy, Lori loves antiques, Montana and malamutes.