About the Author
Christian author LoRee Peery wrote fiction for many years before her first novella was published in 2010. She smiles as she remembers that initial contract arrived on her birthday. She thrills at the writing process when ideas, words, or character voices resonate in her mind. Jotting notes in the middle of the night or trailing toothpaste across the floor on her way to pen and paper, get her pulse pumping. She often notices character quirks and conversation while she’s out and about, and is invigorated when she spends time outside.
LoRee is drawn to reunion stories for two reasons. She believes God is a God of second chances, and the past often needs to be dealt with before anyone can move on in life. Moselle’s Insurance is her first publication, where Frivolities is a crafty, kooky shop in a small fictitious Nebraska town. Her Frivolities Series and other publications are available from Pelican Book Group.
Fun Facts about LoRee Peery:
Except for a year in town, LoRee completed kindergarten through eighth grade at Black Lake, District #56. During her terms, many districts merged throughout Antelope County. Black Lake closed in the seventies.
Girls wore dresses all the way through school K-12. In the country, though, on cold days they were allowed to wear corduroy pants with elasticized waists underneath their skirts.
The older students took turns raising and lowering the flag at the beginning and closing of each school day. Folding a flag is like riding a bike or reading music, one never forgets how to fulfil the task.
Black Lake School was the scene of her first memorable moment of mortification, due to peer pressure. In the third grade LoRee was reading a Social Studies assignment out loud. She pronounced Puerto Rico “Pure-toe Rice-o.”
Behind the school building to the west stood two outhouses. Girls on the left, and boys on the right. If students couldn’t wait until recess, they raised a hand with either one or two fingers extended.
LoRee Peery believes she is a blessed woman who experiences redemptive grace
and Nebraska's sense of place.
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