Lori Doody was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1976. She majored in printmaking at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, in Corner Brook, and graduated in 1998. Since then she has worked at: a Japanese paper store, the artist-run centre St. Michael’s Printshop, and a commercial gallery. Her primary art practise has been in printmaking, especially etching, and in 2005 she was named Emerging Artist of the year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.
She provided the illustration for "Turk's Gut Wolf," Running the Goat's second poemphlet. To date, she has published nine children's books with Running the Goat — Capelin Weather; The Puffin Problem; Mallard, Mallard, Moose; Paint the Town Pink; and Mr. Beagle Goes to Rabbittown; Mr. Beagle and the Georgestown Mystery; Mr. Beagle Climbs Signal Hill; Catalina; and Lana Llama. All of them have been warmly and widely praised for their playful wit, bright and quirky illustrations, and gentle sense of kindness and community.
Lori's new book The Island was published by Running the Goat in April 2023.
Lori currently lives in St. John’s with her husband and their two children.