welcome to my online sanctuary

a place for musings,
quests & life in progress

welcome: imagination, reverence, silliness, light

join me oh buyers of magic beans.

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


on whangdoodles, leadership, and putting oneself in the way of love

My daughter was given a PEZ dispenser. Plastic. Delightfully silly. A small piece of novelty to contain and release tiny bits of candy. I remember … [Read More...]


on brokenness and soup

On October 5th, I broke myself. What happened was this: I went running. Actually, I’d been running injury free since July, and things had been going … [Read More...]


in the company of bees

First, this ... My father used to say you could tell when summer was ending because the bees were out looking for new homes. Then, this ... A … [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.