Welcome home to GARNET HOUSE, where we publish quality literature in beautiful books and offer writing, editorial, and publishing services, fiction or nonfiction, book manuscript or screenplay package.


From conception through research and development to writing and editing, Lori handles everything from the big picture to the smallest details and delivers beautiful boxed screenplay packages and polished manuscripts.


Her stories are character-driven, with realistic dialogue and rich description, invoking emotion and provoking thought, often sexy and surreal. 

Established by Lori Alayne Way in response to a need for quality editorial and publishing services for her own work and for the publication of manuscripts she was left by her grandparents, GARNET HOUSE now concentrates on writing for private clients. 

Whether you want to write your story, make your movie, or leave your legacy, Lori makes magic happen on the page. She handles all interviews, research, development, writing and editing and delivers polished boxed packages. 

If you would like Lori to write for you, whether your book manuscript or the screenplay and accompanying documents for your movie, she is accepting proposals. 


A boutique publisher and bookseller when it began, GARNET HOUSE is the manifestation of an idea that came into being before we existed. 1905 is the year of the diary I have of my great-grandfather’s. At that time, he was a private physician for the Jenkins, a wealthy American family who contracted him to sail across the Atlantic and care for them in their home in Egypt before accompanying them on their travels throughout Europe. 


1905 is Seward’s story, and that is the tentative title: 1905: Seward’s Story. Then I met H. And he took me home. When I realized the address was 1905 Garnet, I knew the ancestors were at play. Kind of hard to miss signs like that. It wasn’t just the number, but that it was 1905 Garnet


The Jenkins' home overlooked a pyramid, and one evening Mr. Jenkins showed Seward the jewels he had taken from the pyramid… Yes! I kid you not. Including garnets! There is a 1905 garnet, and I believe I have it—in a bracelet I wore as a child. It is possible it came into the family through Uncle Huntington, who they called Uncle H. He was a miner and could have brought the garnet back from South America. Choose your own adventure. Either way, that was the beginning of GARNET HOUSE. 


Lori Alayne Way, MA, MFA, BA

Writer & Publisher at Garnet House

a.k.a. Lucía Amarí Belmontéz


A Canadian-American writer, Way grew up in the Canadian prairies before attending boarding school in Massachusetts and college in California.


With her first career as a stay-at-home mom, she also always wanted to be a writer and, after finding her grandparents’ letters and diaries, returned to university to develop her writing in hopes of one day doing justice for their epic story.


In the process came another story: Finding Fortune. Completed as her thesis for her MFA in Creative Writing, Finding Fortune is Way’s debut novel.

Related to Joseph Campbell and descended from writers such as Anne Bradstreet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Richard Henry Dana, Way is fascinated by the beauty of language, the power of story, and the Hero’s Journey.

She also has a BA in English, an MA in Film Studies, writes screenplays, and is in love with a Hero of a Thousand Faces. But that’s another story…