D. L. Orton

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D. L. ORTON lives in the foothills of the Rockies where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she’s building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.

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Ms. Orton is a graduate of Stanford University’s Writers Workshop and a past editor of “Top of the Western Staircase,” a literary publication of CU, Boulder.  The author has a number of short stories published in online literary magazines, including Literotica, Melusine, Cosmoetica, The Ranfurly Review, and Catalyst Press.


  • Publishers Weekly “BookLife Prize in Fiction” Quarter-Finalist
  • Writer’s Digest Book Award, Fiction
  • Book Excellence Award Winner, Science Fiction
  • Colorado Book Award Finalist, Genre Fiction
  • Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner, Audiobook Fiction
  • SWIRL Awards Finalist, Science Fiction
  • Indie Excellence Book Award Winner, Cross-Genre Fiction
  • USA Best Book Award Finalist, Cross-Genre Fiction
  • International Book Award Finalist, Cross-Genre Fiction
  • Colorado Gold Award Winner, Science Fiction
  • Novel Beginnings Award Winner, Science Fiction


Publishers Weekly ⭐️ Starred Review ~ “Engaging, Funny, Romantic & Harrowing” 

Midwest Book Review Featured Pick ~ “Well Written and Deftly Crafted”  

Writer’s Digest ~ “Recommend without Hesitation”

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