Lorraine Reguly (1971-) was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
By age 4, Lorraine was reading, and by age 6, writing in cursive. She has always had a high IQ, and graduated Grade 8 as valedictorian.
High school, however, was more challenging for Lorraine, as she was raped at the age of 14. She was still a virgin at the time, and was completely devastated.
She used drugs as a coping mechanism, quit school, and became promiscuous. After becoming a single mother at age 18, she went back to school and graduated with honours, winning several scholarships and awards.
While Lorraine completed her high school credits, she also sought counselling, finally telling someone about what had happened to her.
She became a certified high school Mathematics and English teacher in 1999, and taught for several years. In 2005, she was in an accident in which she nearly lost her right leg.
Lorraine blogs at Wording Well (which offers writing, freelancing, and blogging tips) and Laying It Out There (where she shares personal stories on True Tales Tuesdays and features book reviews, author interviews, and other things – such as information related to self-publishing – on Featured Fridays). Lorraine also writes poetry, which she shares on this site.
Lorraine loves reading murder mysteries, playing cards, spending time with her family, and shooting pool (playing billiards).
She likes cats – even though she’s allergic to them – and dislikes snow and cold weather.
One day, she hopes to live near a beach so she can go swimming every day when she’s not relaxing in a hammock!