Lori was born in Chicago but spent many years in Cleveland Ohio and Largo, Florida. In 2007 she talked the company into moving her to Missouri to do the research in the courts here. She and Richard met when they were neighbors, with him living above her. Her training as a criminal records researcher enabled her to develop her writing and the ability to look for hidden and small details that would normally be missed. She has been able to use these abilities when they are out driving the back roads of their county and looking through the photos they have gathered. Since their abduction, her instincts have kicked into high gear, also, and her and Richard seem to have developed the ability to read each others thoughts. The search for the unusual, the out of place continues.