Dori was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in History, has a post baccalaureate Paralegal certification, and is a veteran of the United States Army. She is the author of the international award winning debut southern fiction novel, Scout’s Honor, several short stories and poetry. Her second southern novel, Good Buddy, will be released by Pen Name Publishing in November 2017. All proceeds from her writing go toward the Eric DeJong Memorial Fund at the Gary Sinise Foundation, which provides smart homes for severely disabled veterans. Dori resides with her family in North Carolina.