Lori Rader-Day is the author of the Anthony Award-winning mystery "The Black Hour" and the Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning mystery "Little Pretty Things." Her third novel, "The Day I Died," was an Indie Next Pick and is a Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. "Under a Dark Sky" will be released from Harper Collins in August.
Her fiction has been previously published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, TimeOut Chicago, Crab Orchard Review, Freight Stories and in the anthology Dia de los Muertos. Best-selling author Jodi Picoult chose her story as the grand prize winner of Good Housekeeping’s first fiction contest.
She studied journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, but eventually gave in to her dream and studied creative writing at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
A resident of Chicago for more than fifteen years, she is active in the area’s crime writing community, is the immediate past-president of the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, a board member of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland, and a member of the International Thriller Writers.