Lori Bentley Law

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Who am I?

Lori Bentley Law

Author, NBC news photojournalist, reformed pie baker. Favorite things? My feller. My '48 Ford F1. And my beloved two-wheeled beasts who take me on the grandest adventures. Click the Camera to learn more!

Motor Doll News!

Blogging about my Motor Passion!

From Featured Motor Dolls around the world, to motoring adventures, and updates on motorcycle and car projects, click the Star to go to the Motor Dolls blog.

The Other Blog

News Biz and Personal Ramblings

Believe it or not, I have a life outside things that go Vroom! This is the catch-all for everything else, photography, fitness, writing, and occasionally work! Click the Pencil to read more!


Seven Written, One Published, One in Editing, One on Hold


  • Incorporating notes from my agent, Mary C. Moore, into the second draft of my latest novel, set in 1952, following the adventures of 22-year-old Greet and her 1936 Harley-Davidson.

2nd Draft Historical - Edit done, with Beta Readers


  • On hold with my agent, an upmarket historical novel, set in 1935, and–of course–involving a girl, an amazing car, and a grand adventure.
  • My first novel published from Motor Palace Press–MOTOR DOLLS SOLD OUT THE FIRST PRINTING! Stand by for updates on future runs.


  • An historical fiction, stirred by a real-life person who is truly fascinating. Can’t wait to tell her story.
  • Also diving back into a ghost story I started several years ago.

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Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Literary Agent: Mary C. Moore

1550 Tiburon Blvd. #704, Tiburon, CA 94920




The Swellegant Life of a Part-Time Vagabond

Three months after selling our house, we are still living like part-time vagabonds, and loving it!  So when are we going to settle down in one spot? Beats me! Going to keep bouncing around  from Airbnbs to hotels to (hopefully soon) our 1966 Airstream, until it no longer makes us happy. Click the link to read about the beginning of our Vagabond life.


  • Bring on the OLD, 2018!

    Happy New Year!

    There’s an idiom I’m sure you’re familiar with:

    Out with the old, in with the new.”

    I disagree with the philosophy of trading the old for the new, because old things tend to be significantly better. The Royal typewriter above was built in 1939 and still works like a charm, as does the 1951 Singer 66 sewing machine. Think the device you’re reading this on is going to work eighty years from now in 2098? How’s that flip phone working out for you? (more…)

  • Happy Factors and Internet-Free Writing Zones

    Sometimes a girl has to get in her truck, drive to the middle of nowhere, climb onto a boulder, and reflect on the happy factors. I spent last week doing that, amongst other things, and you know what I discovered? (more…)

  • Keeping the Flow Going

    If you hate posts about food, move right along. I have a nice story about a girl and her truck, here. Or a tour of our new ’66 Airstream, here.

    But if you find food fascinating…

    By all means, read on. (more…)

  • Vagabond Life


    1. wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic: a vagabond tribe.
    2. leading an unsettled or carefree life.
    3. disreputable; worthless; shiftless.
    4. of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond: vagabond habits.
    5. having an uncertain or irregular course or direction: a vagabond voyage.


  • My Life in Black and White: Day 7 – Appreciate

    I have a lot of great things in my life, especially this guy right here. One of the secrets to maintaining a happy life and a happy marriage is to appreciate what you have around you and appreciate the one you’re with. Every day. Remember all the reasons you chose this person to spend forever with. (more…)


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