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Latest Press/Essays/Excerpts

Praise for Lori Jakiela's Latest Book: They Write Your Name on a Grain of Rice

Sunday Stack: First Book of 2024 

Literary critic and author Melissa Firman's review.

Excerpts from They Write Your Name on a Grain of Rice

Except for the Cancer I'm Fine

Belt Magazine, February 2021


Let Yourself Go! A series of columns for Pittsburgh Magazine about the adventures of one woman in mid-life.

Stories of Our Neighbors


This series of columns--designed to tell the stories of so-called ordinary people in extraordinary times and modeled after the work of the great Studs Terkel--ran in Pittsburgh Magazine during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Lori and Kristen Bell on the New York Times' "Modern Love" Podcast!

People Who've Written Books Around Here! A Documentary by Pittsburgh Legend Rick Sebak

Say You Want to Live and Be Beautiful (memoir excerpt)

Hippocampus Magazine (finalist, Remember in November contest) 


Brevity Magazine (Appears in the Best of Brevity Anthology, 2021)


Three Poems


Former 90s Supermodel Cindy Crawford Says People Shouldn't Worry About Aging

Winning Writers/Wergel Flompf honorable mention) 


On U.K.'s Adoptees Thrive Podcast