Welcome to my website


Icarus Cemetery

Tour time at the cemetery. Bringing history to life is what I do.

Hello there! I’m glad you’ve dropped by my website. I’m an award-winning author with 25 years writing experience, and I’m also a certified editor with a BA in English. I know about writing and I know about publishing. Two of my books are traditionally published and I published three independently. I’ve worked with editors, designers, and publishers to create books I’m proud of.

My passion is storytelling, and I really like writing about history around which I can weave a colourful narrative. Recently, I’ve helped clients preserve their family stories in digital text form and in audio interviews. Memoir writing, crafting family histories, and ghostwriting is the work that suits me best.

I’ve had several years of experience as a newspaper columnist, and I still contribute to the local newspaper. My WordPress blog keeps me writing weekly, and it’s been fun to create audio to go along with each of my posts. My volunteer editing work for a non-profit organization has shown me that while I love telling stories, I also enjoy the editing process.

Listen to my website welcome:

I’d love to hear about your fiction or non-fiction project. Please get in touch and let’s talk about how we can work together to make your words shine!

~ Lori

The perfect gift is one only you can give. Tell them your story. Billy Bass just isn’t as enduring. Trust me.

This season, don't give them more stuff.

I helped someone write her father’s eulogy. Here’s what she had to say:

“I reached out to Lori Knutson for help with writing my dad’s eulogy. I was kind of stumbling along. Lori took what I had down on paper and was quick with editing and polishing my work. She developed an ending to wrap things up too. Lori has a great way with words. Thank you for your help Lori.”

~ Patti Hovde


Here’s what a recent client said about my writing services:

“I saw a post by Lori Knutson offering to help people get started on recording their family history, and I thought what a great service. My parents have so many stories I wanted in writing and I thought with her help we could make it happen. Once I contacted Lori, she was so efficient. She contacted my parents to set up a time to meet with them and audio tape their stories. She had all the stories written up and ready to share within a week of me contacting her. I enjoyed reading through the stories and I’m glad to have them in print.”

~ Joyce Sortland

I’ve written five books. Two of them are young adult novels set on Prince Edward Island. There are printable teacher resources for each of them available through this site. I also offer virtual classroom visits conducted on your interactive whiteboard right in your classroom. They’re fun and engaging – like me!

Denby Cover

My 1930s murder mystery.










SacredSimplicities for FB

My award-winning book.










More Simplicities Cover

The sequel to Sacred Simplicities.

GhostofNorthumberlandStrait for FB

My young adult novel set on Prince Edward Island.










WhereThere'sAWill for FB

The sequel to The Ghost of Northumberland Strait.

Listening to Lori is my audio podcast and you’ll find my blog here, too. I’ve embedded audio for most posts so you have the choice to read or listen or both. It’s up to you.

Need an editor? I know a good one. Check out my editing and writing services. I’m happy to help you create the best project you can.

Basic Editing Rate: $25/hour

This price applies to editing projects that need proofreading or copyediting. I can polish up training manuals, brochures, restaurant menus, and lists of salon services. Really, I can edit anything. Try me out. I think you’ll like me.

Writing Project Rate: $65/hour

This price is for writing projects for which I serve as your personal writer. You let me know what you want written, and that’s what I’ll do for you. I’ll write your life story or family history. Got a book-length project in mind? We can discuss the project, and base the rate on its length and complexity. This is an excellent time to try out my writing services.

Dad's Photograph Book


Let me make your stories look great.

Interested in my books or services? Get in touch. I’d love to hear from you. Just fill out the contact form below and I’ll get back to you.

Create and share the gift of story.

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Me at the HPS Christmas Market.