Meet Lori

Amazon Best-Selling Author

Second Wind

I didn’t plan to be a writer. I didn’t major in Creative Writing, Journalism, or English Lit. In fact, my undergraduate degree was in Recreation and my graduate work was in Information Systems and Telecommunications Management.

The fact is, I spent close to three decades trying to work out what I wanted to do with my life. I went from job to job exploring, striving, learning, and always searching for that one perfect job where my gifts, talents, skills, passions, and purpose would fit.

Despite all the change one thing remains: I love to read and write. It’s like breathing. When I read, I inhale. When I write, I exhale. The combination of the two gives me insight I can’t find anywhere else. I love the aha moments, the universal themes, and the life lessons that can be found in just about any situation, be it trauma, tragedy, or triumph.

Which is probably why I landed on memoir, where I can write about universal truths that are illustrated by something deeply personal. I can dive deep into all kinds of experiences — abuse, divorce, surgery, surgical menopause, cancer, and racial tensions as well as cycling, the gym, food sensitivity, health transformations, road trips, setbacks and comebacks — and pull out the good, the bad, and the ugly. I can add lightness and laughter and find the positive. As I embrace hope and joy and share it with the world, it gets multiplied. 

 “A joy shared is multiplied; a sorrow shared is divided.” ~ Proverb

I began blogging in 2014 but it was in 2016 when I whispered my heart’s desire to be a best-selling author. I always thought my first book would be about life lessons from the bike or cycling shorts (stories) but that book remains in incubation while others rise to the forefront based on the seasons of my life.

Over the years I’ve written about all sorts of wellness topics,
which I categorize as the 
Wheels to Wellness.

The main four themes that have emerged are 

  • True Health – In mind, body, spirit and emotion
  • Love – “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” The problem is, we don’t love ourselves enough. 
  • Laughter – It truly is the best medicine
  • Freedom – Because at some point we’ve all been in chains

Professional Bio:

Lori Ann King is on a mission to inspire you to live a life of true health, love, laughter, and freedom. She is the Amazon best-selling author of Come Back Strong, Balanced Wellness after Surgical Menopause and a two-time contributor to Chicken Soup For the Soul series. 

 Lori has an undergraduate degree in Recreation from Western State College of Colorado and an advanced certificate in Information Management from Syracuse University. 

When she’s not writing or coaching, you’ll find her with her husband Jim on their bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, or in the gym.

Best Sellers

Come Back Strong, Balanced Wellness after Surgical Menopause by Lori Ann King

Come Back Strong

Balanced Wellness after Surgical Menopause

2019 Contributor

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy

2020 Contributor

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Is In the Air

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“As a health practitioner passionate about educating women to be their own best advocates and make wise decisions about their hormonal and sexual health, I highly recommend Lori Ann King’s informative and inspirational book, Come Back Strong. It is an enormous contribution to an often-confusing area.”

– Camille Lawson, R.N., M.Ed. hormone, health, and sexuality advisor

More About Lori

Wife & Warrior for Love and Laughter

Jimmie and Lori King, silly

One of the things I’m most proud of is my relationship with my husband, Jim. We have a truly great love. Jim is my biggest fan, offering support, encouragement, grace, and plenty of laughter.

And I adore him!

We are best friends and swolemates, cyclists and bodybuilders, writers, and coaches. And we have a lot of fun doing it.

2019 Isabody Finalist
2015 Isabody Honorable Mention

The IsaBody Challenge is a 16-week contest that rewards participants for both body and life transformations. Each participant is judged on both ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos and an essay.

In my 1st challenge, I was chosen as an honorable mention – winning $1000 cash. In my 13th challenge I was selected as a finalist – winning $3,000 cash and two all expense paid trips for two to Nashville and Costa Rica. I continue to complete three challenges per year to keep myself accountable to my goals. Won’t you join me?

Isabody Finalist

IsaBody H.M.

2015 NYKO Honorable Mention, Lori Ann King

Athlete

I was a runner for over 25 years, competing in races from 1 mile to marathon length. At the 1996 Vermont City Marathon I finished in under 4 hours. In my late 30s I traded in my running shoes for a bike, and fell in love with road cycling. I competed in bike races, team duathlon, and a mini triathlon, with wins in all three. 

I was Co-Founder of cycleclubkingston from 2008-2016.

Trooper Duathlon 2010
2009 Overall Winner, Women's Circuit Race
Winner, 2011 Mohonk Mountain House Mini-Triathlon