Though she wrote stories and plays throughout her childhood, Lora Lynn Fanning finally embraced her writing when she discovered that it could lead to real friendships – on the internet of all places. For twelve years, she published her words online via the blog Vitafamiliae. Readers came from near and far (and often!) to read the stories of her life in the South with her husband and their large brood of children. You can find Lora Lynn’s words in print (Mother LettersBorn Again Dirt) and in various corners of the world wide web (SimpleHomeschool.net, Radical.net, Blissfully Domestic). She is currently trying her hand at fiction, which is kind of like making friends on the internet, only she makes up characters and they become her friends.