Tuesday, January 15, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Grave Intentions by Lori Sjoberg

Thanks to Bewitching Book tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm promoting Grave Intentions today while the author, Lori Sjoberg talks about people who inspire her. Welcome!


People Who Inspire Me

Thanks so much for having me here today!

I’m fortunate. I don’t have to look very far to find someone who inspires me to reach for my dreams. That person is none other than my aunt, Kathy Trum-Searah.

For as long as I can remember, Aunt Kathy has loved horses. We’re not talking your garden-variety childhood love that stems from reading one too many Black Stallion books (that would be me). Kathy grew up on a farm, so she knows practically everything about the care and training of all manner of equines.

A little over a decade ago, she left the comfort (and steady paycheck!) of a corporate job to pursue her dream of operating her own horse farm. Let me just say that takes guts. More guts than I have. She and her family have worked their tails off to make the Trum-Searah Farm the success it is today. Their farm covers 200 acres in New Braintree, Massachusetts, where they breed, raise, and train Connemara and Sport Horses. (They also have a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle, chickens, and other assorted fowl.) I visited a few months back, and watching the herd of Connemara horses galloping across the fields took my breath away.

So whenever I’m feeling down on myself or on my writing, I pull up my Aunt Kathy’s website (http://trumsearahfarm.com/) and look at everything she and her family have accomplished. It serves as a reminder that if I really want something bad enough and am willing to put in the necessary hard work, then it’s possible to achieve my own dreams. Thanks, Aunt Kathy!

So how about you? Who or what inspires you to reach for your dreams?


About the Author
Growing up the youngest of three girls, Lori never had control of the remote. (Not that she’s bitter about that. Really. Okay, maybe a little, but it’s not like she’s scarred for life or anything.) That meant a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy. Star Trek, Star Wars, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits – you name it, she watched it. It fed her imagination, and that came in handy when the hormones kicked in and she needed a creative excuse for staying out past curfew.

After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science, Lori worked for nearly a decade in retail management. When that got boring, she switched to financial planning, and then insurance. The writing bug bit a few years later. After completing her first manuscript, she joined the Romance Writers of America and Central Florida Romance Writers. Now she exercises the analytical half of her brain at work, and the creative half writing paranormal romance. When she’s not doing either one of those, she’s usually spending time with her husband and children of the four-legged variety.

Find the author:

Grave Intentions Available Now!

He's handsome, reliable, and punctual-the perfect gentleman when you want him to be. But this dream man is Death's best agent-and now he's got more than his soul to lose . . .

One act of mercy before dying was all it took to turn soldier David Anderson into a reaper-an immortal who guides souls-of-untimely-death into the afterlife. But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away for good.

Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can't be influenced by his powers-even though she has an unsuspected talent for sensing the dead. And her honesty and irreverent sense of humor reignite his reason for living-and a passion he can't afford to feel. Now Fate has summoned David to make a devastating last harvest. And he'll break every hellishly-strict netherworld rule to save Sarah...and gamble on a choice even an immortal can't win.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting the tour! BTW, I love your background image. Is it the Cliffs of Moher?

    1. I don't know, it was a stock image to use with the theme template. I love it though, so beautiful and relaxing. Thank you for being here!