Lori Safranek’s Freaked Out series takes a creepy look at life in the circus sideshow. Marie, the tale of the Fat Lady in the sideshow, was the first book in the series, followed up with Mesmer, a hypnotist gone bad. More twisted tales of freaks on the sideshow coming soon.

Lori spent several years as a newspaper reporter in Nebraska before deciding to try her hand at fiction writing. In addition to her Freaked Out series, she contributed the short story “Bill’s Birthday Gift” to the Fifty Shades of Decay: Zombie Erotica anthology. She also has a story titled “The Last Chapter” included in Tim Baker’s “Unfinished Business.” Lori wrote a short story using the characters from Tim’s books. She has a story about serial killers awaiting publication in an anthology by Sirens Call Publications.

Lori lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two dogs.