Lori Lansens was a successful screenwriter before she burst onto the literary scene in 2002 with her first novel RUSH HOME ROAD. Translated into eight languages and published in eleven countries, RUSH HOME ROAD received rave reviews around the world. Her follow-up novel, THE GIRLS, was an international success as well. Rights were sold in 13 territories and it was featured as a book-club pick by Richard & Judy in the UK, selling 300,000 copies. Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, Lori Lansens now makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.