Lori Ames has been involved in book publishing and book publicity since the early eighties. After receiving her degree from Hofstra University in 1979, she worked briefly for a mass market paperback publisher, and then began her publicity career at a boutique book publicity agency in New York City. After more than three years there, she joined book publisher William Morrow, where she remained for six years, advancing to the position of publicity director.
She returned to the boutique agency in 1991 where she remained until late 2010, when her son was diagnosed with an inoperable malignant brain tumor. So she left the fast-paced world of Manhattan to care for her son and in the process set up her own agency (her son is doing very well and plays an important role at the company).
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS