Well, it’s official. Semper Fiis ready for ordering on Publish America’s website.  Please go to and look upSemper Fi. I hope you will enjoy reading it.


Semper Fi is ready to order!

Well, it’s official. Semper Fiis ready for ordering on Publish America’s website.  Please go to and look upSemper Fi. I hope you will enjoy reading it.

Sorry about the time away

Hey all

I apologize for the time I’ve been away from my blog.  So many things have happened that I just haven’t had much time to blog about it!  As many of you know, I’m back in school and enjoying every minute of it (well most of the time).  I’m working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science.  If I don’t become the next Danielle Steele then I can teach in one of my local middle or high schools.

Semper Fi is with the publisher and I’m just waiting on them for the next step.  I think it has turned out really well and I’m excited to see it published.  I hope it will generate some good response.

The other news is that Semper Fi will be my last novel under the pseudonym of L.L. Zampelli.  Since my divorce, I don’t think it is fair for me to continue to use the name professionally, especially if I don’t use it personally.  All future novels will be published under my maiden name, Lorie L. Corbin.  I’ll likely set up a blog for that name.  Once I do, I’ll try to put a link here so you can all find it and keep up with me.  Hopefully, I  can keep up with me.

Hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving and eat so much turkey that you have no problems falling into your turkey coma.  I am thankful for all of my fans and the support they have given me.

Semper Fi

Happy March to all my fans.  I am happy to report that the fourth novel in what I have dubbed “The Phoenix Series” has been submitted and accepted by the publisher, Publish America.  Now it’s time for the second phase of publication to begin.  Semper Fi is the title of this novel and follows Eric Turner and his new wife Justine.  Less than four months after their wedding, Eric is sent to Iraq during the second Iraq war.  Shortly after, Justine discovers she’s pregnant.  Both of them must learn to cope with the separation, the anxiety, and the ups and downs of pregnancy.  With the help of our old friends, Kate, Garrett, Ellie, and A.J., the couple will journey through Eric’s tour and Justine’s pregnancy.

I’ll keep you posted as we get closer to a publication date.  Keep on reading!

News from L.L. Zampelli

Well gang, L.L. Zampelli has officially gone back to school.  You’ll find me up at Central Oregon Community College late in the morning and in the afternoons Monday thru Thursday.  So far I’m loving my classes.  I’m taking a writing class, Intro to Literature: Fiction, Human Sexuality, and Algebra I (hopefully).  For those who don’t know me that well, I started my Social Science degree at Cal State Chico and had to stop after my son was born.  I just had a hard time balancing work, school, and motherhood at 22.  Now that I’m a little older, and hopefully somewhat wiser, I am better able to balance my time.  Plus, I’m not working and my kids are in school all day and my parents are incredibly supportive with my childcare.

This, however, will not preclude me from working on the next novel.  I’m in the final draft stages and will be taking it to my editor (aka – Mom) hopefully by this weekend.  Then comes the real challenge – titling the thing.  I have a few ideas floating around my head, but after I finish reading it, we’ll see where they stand.

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Winter Solstice celebration.  I extend my best wishes to you all for a prosperous and wonderful New Year.

Sometime it’s a little much being me

Do you ever have days where you feel totally overwhelmed by what’s going on in your life?  I seem to be having a lot of those lately.  My kids went back to school, which is a welcomed relief.  If I had to listen to them argue for one more whole day I might have needed a padded room in a sanitarium.  I had another birthday come and go with out too much fanfare, which is fine with me.  Now I’ve got two kids at home, one with a minor concussion (Tyler) and the other with the croup (Lillian).  It really sucks.  Hopefully they’ll be able to go back to school tomorrow and I can have a restful day.