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Lorraine Pestell was born in London and has had a successful IT career in the UK, US, Europe, Singapore, and more recently Australia.  Lorraine currently resides in Melbourne, Victoria, with her 8-year-old Belgian Shepherd, Nikki.

Lorraine has two main goals for her writing:  first, to inspire fellow sufferers of mental illness to rise above their symptoms and make a success of their lives; and second, to encourage non-sufferers to tolerate, support and even love those afflicted in their quest to live a “normal” life.

Although still working full-time, Lorraine is a passionate volunteer for several organisations, including serving on the Board of Directors of Propel Youth Arts WA, being a mentor for The Smith Family’s iTrack program and providing project management assistance to The School Volunteer Program.  She finds that volunteering time and energy to those less fortunate is an effective antidote to life-long depression and the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Check out the Charities page for links to my beneficiaries.

The idea for “A Life Singular” originated when Lorraine was 14, and the story continued to develop in fits and starts since then, whenever time and life events permitted.  However, three years ago, a new element of the plot triggered a sudden urge to complete the books, and since then the story has evolved into seven separate books.

Please see the Books page for more information.

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