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a place for musings,
quests & life in progress

welcome: imagination, reverence, silliness, light

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the path ahead invites


What you probably want to know: Lori Walsh is a writer, journalist, poet, and teaching artist.
She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Society for Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.

What you didn't know you wanted to know: Lori Walsh is a lover of all dogs, one tortoise, and various fish. (She has loved multitudes of cats as well. Alas, they make her sneeze.) If she did not live in a cozy house amongst heaps of children's books, she would attempt to take up residence at the library. They would probably let her.

*the right shift button is broken on her laptop, so she occasionally forgoes capital letters entirely. after several weeks, she has discovered that life is inherently gentler without capital letters.

from the blog

january sunset

for love of january

photo by Jeffrey Paul   My friends think I’m crazy for loving January. In fairness, my fondness for the month didn’t start until I lived, for … [Read More...]

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a simple grief

It is two thirty in the morning and I find myself suddenly and irreversibly awake, accompanied by the aching dread of realization: Tomorrow will be … [Read More...]


a day without planes

It’s been almost a year since I first decided to forgo holiday shopping in order to begin simplifying my life. Now, the heady sweetness of November once … [Read More...]

creative writing residencies

Lori Walsh is endorsed as an artist in schools and communities (in literature) by the South Dakota Arts Council. For information about inviting her to your school, please click on the about the author link at the top of the page.