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About Rae

Hi, all!

Cozy mystery author Rae Davies with the dogs in her life. I’m Rae Davies, author of the Dusty Deals Mystery series, set in Montana and romantic comedies, set in the Missouri Ozarks. I’m also (under the name Lori Devoti) the author of dark paranormal romance, young adult novels and urban fantasy.

I’ve always loved mystery novels. I started, like so many people, with Agatha Christie and after reading all of her books (many more than once), I moved on to many other more modern authors. Some of my faves are Susan Conant, Carolyn Hart and Joan Hess. I also love to laugh – try to do that as often as I can – and love my animals. I think you will see signs of both of those loves in my books. (Both the romances and the mysteries.)

I have four books out in the Dusty Deals Mystery Series: Loose Screw, Cut Loose, Loosey Goosey and Let Loose. And I am working on more.

I also have two romantic comedies available: Love is All Around and Love is All You Need. These books were my first traditionally published books. (Originally published by Kensington Books under the author name Lori Devoti.) They are set in the Missouri Ozarks where I grew up and feature a lot of characters similar to people I knew in my childhood.

I also lived in Montana for a number of years. So that setting is based on personal experience and love too.

I hope that tells you a bit more about me and my books. Please poke around a bit and if you are on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, find me there! I love to connect with other book fans! To keep up to date with my releases, sign up for my newsletter. (I also try to share links to free books both on my newsletter and via Twitter/Facebook when I find ones I think will interest my readers.)

Hoping to see you one of those places soon,


******* Official Type Bio *******
Rae Davies is the pen name of author Lori Devoti.

Lori Devoti worked for three different newspapers in two different states before deciding to stay home with her children and begin writing fiction. Lori has been a finalist for many awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award and is a member of Novelists Inc., a prestigious group for professional writers. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and children as well as two dogs.

Like Lucy, Lori loves antiques, Montana and malamutes.

Contact Rae/Lori.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen permalink
    June 13, 2012 1:04 pm

    Thanks for letting Amazon give “Loose screw” free to kindle readers. I’m really enjoying it because I lived in Montana for 37 years and can picture almost every place you are talking about in Helena. Did you work for the Helena papers? Also I was born in Wisconsin and got my master’s in Madison. So I will be reading more of Dusty’s adventures. THANKS

    • June 13, 2012 1:07 pm

      I did work for the newspapers in Montana. I worked both at the Helena Independent Record and the Montana Standard in Butte. I’m glad you liked Loose Screw! Thanks. 🙂

  2. Leanne Yeamans permalink
    January 2, 2014 2:18 pm

    I read Loose Screw for free, well afterwards I had to continue. I’ve just finished Cut Loose and I absolutely loved it so so I got on Amazon today and ordered Loosey Goosey. I can’t wait to read it! I love the main character (Lucy’s) outlook on life and love. Lucy is so relatable to the average reader. She’s girly, yet loves comfort. She loves animals and doesn’t mind telling us about the shyness she has towards men. It’s fantastic. 🙂

    • January 20, 2014 2:51 pm

      Thanks so much! I am in the downward run to finishing the 4th in the series. I hope you enjoy it as well.

  3. Lee permalink
    January 17, 2014 5:33 am

    Loose Screw was the first book I have read from you and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Having been owned by an Alaskan Malamute named Mashka for 15 1/2 years, it was an added treat to get to know Kiska and your obvious love of the breed shined through. I will definitely be reading your other novels. Thank you

    • January 20, 2014 2:50 pm

      I am very jealous that you had your malamute for over 15 years. The real Kiska unfortunately had cancer and didn’t make it anywhere near that long. It makes being able to bring him back to life in the Dusty Deals books especially rewarding. And I do love the breed. They are my Achilles heel so far as thinking maybe just one more. We have a full house for us, with two dogs and kids.

  4. Emme permalink
    January 11, 2015 5:25 pm

    I’ve read all of your Dusty Deals books and loved them. Hope there were more coming.

    • February 6, 2015 5:37 pm

      Thanks! I’m working on #5 now. I know it has been too long coming. 😦

  5. Kelly Kosinski permalink
    February 6, 2015 3:46 pm

    Hi Rae

    I really enjoy your books, thank you! I just bought the 4th in the series last night. Your dogs are gorgeous. My husband and I are involved in Rescue, so I have 4 small rescue dogs, Cairns, and a Jack Russel and a Westie, my 10 year old, not a rescue. So sorry about your ‘real’ Kiska having cancer, I’ve lost 3 dogs to that.

    • February 6, 2015 5:39 pm

      It was tough. I sobbed the whole way to the Humane Society where we had him put down. I was on the board there, so among friends.

      I’m working on a new series (in addition to Dusty Deals) with a friend that is going be set around a pet rescue. We are both huge pet lovers and looking forward to it. Right now I plan on my character having a Jack Russell too. 🙂

  6. Mystery lover permalink
    April 17, 2016 10:50 pm

    Love the series! Can’t wait for the next book. Book 1 was my favorite.

  7. Annette Greenfield permalink
    April 27, 2019 9:22 pm

    Will there be a book 6 of Dusty Deals series.?

  8. Nadine McQuillan Haarsager permalink
    May 22, 2020 5:54 pm

    I have read all of your Dusty Deals books and loved the series. I read Amazon Ink several years ago and have been looking for the next book in the series for my Nook, but not able to find it. In researching I found that you were Also Lori ! I should have Devoti guessed. Having grown up in Verona right outside Madison Amazon Ink was fun for me and one of my first delves into the paranormal, Do you have the 2nd book as an ebook? Thank you, Nadine McQuillan Haarsager

    • May 23, 2020 4:26 pm

      We go to Verona every day! I have a new book in the Dusty Deals series finished. I have just been taking way too long to get the edits and cover done! So far as the Amazon series, for now there are just the two. Maybe someday I will get back to it… I do love that world. 🙂

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