LORIN LEE CARY
I taught US History and co-authored two historical books, No Strength Without Union: Ohio Workers 1803-1980 and Slavery in North Carolina 1749-1776. Ferreting out cause and effect relationships required lots of research, and it paid off. Both books won the Ohio Academy of History’s book award and Slavery was a History Book Club selection.
A brief stint as a researcher and writer for a DVD game company introduced me to writing fiction. When we moved after the 1994 Los Angeles earthquake I joined the Cambria Writers Workshop, one of the oldest critique groups in the state. I’ve been a member every since.
In addition to various short stories, I’ve published a humorous historical novel set in the presence, The Custer Conspiracy, and a meta-fiction novella, California Dreaming. Both are available via Amazon.
My other passion is photography, which I started taking seriously as a teen. I've entered art shows as I moved from place to place, winning prizes in Wisconsin (State Historical Society), Massachusetts (Nantucket Artist’s Association), Ohio (Toledo Area Artists Association/Toledo Museum of Art), Nevada (Las Vegas Museum of Art) and California (Allied Artists, Cambria).
Awards and Recognition
- Ohio Academy of History’s annual Publication Award (1984, 1996)