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Lori Mier

Official Website of Author, Including  

MERIN and Her Very Bright STAR



Lori Mier is the creator and owner of her story. She loves chai tea and sunrise hikes. Lori owns Blue Mountain Path Coaching LLC where she offers healing experiences as a children’s book author and photographer. Merin and Her Very Bright Star: A Story of Resiliency is her first children’s book, which was deeply inspired by her own story of loss and healing. Lori is on a mission to help normalize grief, healing and having difficult conversations. Doing this one classroom visit, support group visit, organization visit at a time.

Lori has a degree in Social Work and an Ecotherapy certificate. She created a not-for-profit hiking program–Through Hiking– along with her husband to offer guided hikes to agencies and youth in foster care. She works as a Teacher Assistant in the public school system and serves on the Equity Committee for Rockingham County Public Schools. She also sits on the Board of Directors for RISE Foundation in Waynesboro, VA where she is committed to the work of creating honest and inclusive education, sisterhood, political action, and racial justice work. Although she is not originally from Virginia, Lori feels the most at home where she lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband and son.

"Merin is a book of healing, of joy, of overcoming, of community, of understanding, and resiliency-- All this presented like a soft hug."

Peter Limata

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