Lori Crane

Lori Crane

Bestselling and award-winning author Lori Crane is a writer of historical fiction and the occasional thriller. Her books have climbed to the Kindle Top 100 list many times, including "Elly Hays" which debuted at #1 in Native American stories. She has also enjoyed a place among her peers in the Top 100 historical fiction authors on Amazon, climbing to #23. She's a native Mississippian, currently residing in greater Nashville, Tennessee. She is a professional musician by night, an indie author by day.

Lori's passions are genealogy and American history, which you'll find weaved throughout each novel. She is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United States Daughters of 1812, as well as the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Look for Lori on "Most Terrifying Places in America-Haunted Road Trips" on the Travel Channel Oct through Dec 2018 where her book "The Legend of Stuckey's Bridge" is featured!

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"Lori Crane is a Southern storyteller of the first order." ~Writer's Digest

"Lori Crane is a must-read author." ~Readers' Favorite


The Okatibbee Creek Series:
Okatibbee Creek
An Orphan's Heart
Elly Hays

The Stuckey's Bridge Trilogy:
The Legend of Stuckey's Bridge
Stuckey's Legacy: The Legend Continues
Stuckey's Gold: The Curse of Lake Juzan

The Culpepper Saga:
I, John Culpepper
John Culpepper the Merchant
John Culpepper, Esquire
Culpepper's Rebellion

Other Books:
Savannah's Bluebird
Witch Dance
The Culpepper-Fairfax Scandal (coming spring 2019)
Eula (coming fall 2019)
On This Day: A Perpetual Calendar for Family Genealogy

Visit the fan pages on Facebook at "The Legend of Stuckey's Bridge," "Okatibbee Creek - the novel," and "Culpepper Saga" for photos, historical documents, and more information about the books and the author. If you are a descendant of the Rodgers family from "Okatibbee Creek," please join our Facebook page at "Descendants of Hays Rodgers Sr."

Literary Awards:
Finalist in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Awards for "An Orphan's Heart."
Bronze medal in literary fiction at the 2013 eLit Book Awards for "Okatibbee Creek."
Honorable mention in historical fiction at the 2013 Midwest Book Festival for "Okatibbee Creek."
Honorable mention in general fiction at the 2013 Midwest Book Festival for "Elly Hays."
Shortlisted for '50 Self-published Books Worth Reading in 2013/14' at Indie Author Land for "Elly Hays."

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    • The Legend of Stuckey's Bridge

    • By: Lori Crane
    • Narrated by: J. Rodney Turner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1901, the Virginia Bridge & Iron Company began re-building a 50-year-old Mississippi bridge. In the middle of the project, they began discovering bodies buried on the banks of the river....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Okatibbee Creek

    • By: Lori Crane
    • Narrated by: Margaret Lepera
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In the bloodiest years of our nation's history, a young mother was left alone to endure the ravages of the Civil War and a typhoid epidemic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By D on 02-07-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Witch Dance

    • By: Lori Crane
    • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Just south of Tupelo, Mississippi, on the Natchez Trace lies a place of mystery called Witch Dance. When Thomas and Margaret Speedwell took their twins to Witch Dance for a weekend camping trip, they never imagined they would be pulled into a vortex of witchcraft, tragedy, and karma....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wictch Dance

    • By Deedra on 12-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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