Like many of you, I am a huge fan of soap operas! I guess you’d say my mom got me started at a very young age, in the early 1970s when she tuned in to Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. As I got older, I spent my summers enjoying the CBS morning lineup of Search for Tomorrow and Young and the Restless and then switching over in the afternoon to ABC with One Life to Live, The Edge of Night, and General Hospital; I’ve been watching B&B since it debuted in 1986. Unfortunately, when I was in elementary school and junior high, we didn’t have a way to record our shows like we do now, so I would catch up reading the previous week’s summaries in magazines like Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly or TV Guide. Here’s a fun fact: I was such a huge fan of GH during its heyday in the early 80s that I decided to write a storyline, complete with dialogue, and send it to Gloria Monty, the producer behind the Luke & Laura phenomenon. To this day, it is the most cherished rejection letter I’ve ever received, and I still believe that Louisa (“Lou”) Swenson was loosely based on a character I created. LOL!
I’m originally from the West Coast. After a stint in the Army, I lived in the Midwest for 16 years and then moved to South Carolina in 2006, where I currently live with my husband of 25+ years and our three cats Jasper, Mia, and Maddie. I have a grown daughter, who still lives in the Midwest with her husband and my only grandchild. In my free time, I enjoy watching HGTV, reading biographies, crafting, gardening, photography, and traveling to the beach, where I love to collect seashells and observe the shorebirds.
(Lori no longer works for our site, but we value her contributions, however brief!)