From a childhood on an Iowa farm, Lori Erickson grew up to travel the world searching for holy sites. She’s fascinated by the intersection between spirituality and travel. In addition to Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper and Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God, she’s written several other travel-related books and more than a thousand articles for national and regional publications.
Lori is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Midwest Travel Journalists Association. For more information about Lori and her work, visit her website Lori Erickson, subscribe to her newsletter, or follow her on Facebook.
Praise for Lori’s books:
“Reading Holy Rover is like hitting the lotto of a road-trip with Anne Lamott, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Elizabeth Gilbert—one filled with intoxicating conversations, exciting discoveries, and plenty of spiritual rule-breaking.” – River Jordan, author of Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit
“The writing is so good that you’ll speed through Holy Rover and wish it didn’t end. Add the perfect touch of humor, and you won’t realize how much serious ground historically and theologically you’ve covered. Read it with pleasure.” – Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
“Near the Exit is a sublime exploration of how we all can face our own demise with grace and humor.” – Foreword Reviews
“Whether describing mystical visions or the rhythms of everyday life, Erickson turns the spiritual journey into a series of exciting transformations.” – Publishers Weekly