Once upon a time, USA Today best-selling author Loree Lough sang for her supper, performing before packed audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two for the "grandorables," but mostly, she writes. (And writes.) Her stories have earned thousands of 5-star reviews, 100+ industry and "Readers' Choice" awards, and 7 book-to-movie options. At last count, nearly 14,000,000 copies of Loree's books were in circulation, and by year-end of 2020, she'll have 127 books on the shelves. She and her husband split their time between a home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, where she continues to hone her “identify the critter tracks” skills.