About Me

Lori GoldsteinLori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lehigh University and worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before becoming a full-time author. She currently lives and writes outside of Boston. Lori is the author of the young adult contemporary fantasy series Becoming Jinn (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, April 21, 2015, sequel, Circle of Jinn, May 17, 2016). You can check out her editorial services here and visit her online at


Unofficial Bio

Born into an Italian-Irish family (hence the short temper and the freckles), Lori grew up on the Jersey Shore and now makes her home outside of Boston in a place close enough to the ocean that on the right day, she can smell the sea from her back deck, and yet it still takes an hour to get to the beach.

With a journalism degree from Lehigh University, she worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before embracing her love of fictional people. As a young girl, Lori would make a tent with her bed sheet and clasp a flashlight in one hand and a book in the other. She’d read into the wee hours, way past her bedtime. Today, she not only reads past her bedtime, she writes too. (And waking up tired has never felt so good.)

Like Julia Child, her idol and fellow Massachusetts resident who also found success in a second career, Lori shares a love of traveling, cooking, and eating great food—the weirder, the better—with her husband.

When not writing or reading (preferably from a sandy locale), Lori can be found chatting books, obsessing over The Vampire Diaries, and perfecting the art of efficient writing through Twitter. Find her at @loriagoldstein.




Ten facts about me

Vampires, Dirty Dancing, and the Jersey Shore: Ten Fun Facts About Me


More places to find me online

Lori is a bursting-with-pride member of the amazing group of 2015 debut authors known as the Freshman Fifteens and the Fearless Fifteeners. She has written for the Young Adult group blog YAtopia and can also be found on Wattpad.

Read my guest posts and interviews.


Order Becoming Jinn and Circle of Jinn



Order a signed copy of Becoming Jinn and Circle of Jinn

Signed/personalized copies of Becoming Jinn and Circle of Jinn are available from my local bookstore, Porter Square Books. Just enter “signed copy” and the name to make it out to in the comments field on Porter Square’s online ordering form.


Press kit

Download a full resolution cover and author photo on the press kit page. Author photos by Anastasia Sierra.


Editorial services

I offer manuscript content and copyediting as well as a query submission package. Click here for details.


School, library, conference visits

I am available for school visits as well as presentations at libraries, conferences and festivals. For a sampling of my presentations, click here.