Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pre-order sale for Many Sparrows

Hi Readers! Just a little heads up. If you pre-order Many Sparrows now, you can get a copy of my first novel, the Christy-Award-winning Burning Sky, for free!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Many Sparrows Sneak Peek

For those of you new to my books, or for readers who can't wait for August 29th to get a peek at Many Sparrows, here's a look at the first two chapters! Can't wait for you all to have this book in hand!

“Lori Benton vividly portrays characters wrestling with a God they can’t explain but desperately need to trust. Many Sparrows is a heart-searching story where love trumps hate, and hard-won forgiveness leads to soaring hope. Held captive to the end by the characters’ inescapable conflicts, I shouted for joy when I read the masterful ending. Truly, this is history made personal and believable.”
— Mesu Andrews, author of Miriam

Monday, April 17, 2017


Releasing August 29!!!!

Available for pre-order now. Visit the Books page for book seller links.

 When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, captured by Shawnees, she'll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country.

Frontiersman and adopted Shawnee, Jeremiah Ring, promises to guide Clare through the wilderness and help her recover Jacob. Once they reach the Shawnees and discover Jeremiah’s own Shawnee sister, Rain Crow, has taken custody of Jacob--renaming him Many Sparrows--keeping his promise becomes far more complicated, the consequences more wrenching, than Jeremiah could have foreseen.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Many Sparrows News

Hi All! Just a quick note to update you on my upcoming release, which has been moved up almost a whole month! 

Many Sparrows will now release August 29th

Yay! A summer book!!! But things just got a little busy around here! 

Line edits await so... that's all for now.

PS: Cover coming soon!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Next Book News!

Hello Readers and Happy December! Can hardly believe we've about come to the end of 2016. I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and end out the year with some news. Precisely, the title and release date for my next historical novel set on the 18th century frontier.

Many Sparrows will release from WaterBrook Multnomah (Penguin Random House) September 19, 2017

This time the story is set neither in North Carolina nor in New York. I'm venturing into new-to-me territory and taking you on a journey along the Ohio River (or the Spay-lay-we-theepi, as the Shawnees call it). Along with my characters, Clare and Jeremiah, you'll cover ground in Virginia (and what is today West Virginia) and also in Ohio, only it wasn't called Ohio in that tumultuous pre-Revolutionary War year of 1774...

More news to come (like a cover image!) next year...

And in case you might be interested, I've also had a look this week at the Dutch version of A Flight of Arrows, which has been re-titled Aan het einde van de vallei (At The End of the Valley).

Friday, October 07, 2016

Instagram: Late to the party

So I'm late to the social media party (as usual), but I have finally joined Instagram!

I'd have done so a lot sooner if I'd realized how fun a smart phone could be when it comes to taking photos, and editing photos, and sharing photos with the world via Instagram.

Photos of what? Well you aren't going to see selfies in my feed. When I'm not writing, I'm climbing a mountain or exploring a river or trekking to a waterfall. That's that kind of thing I like to capture in pixels.

So come check out my adventures around Oregon, Montana, and elsewhere. See you on the trail!