Lorraine is a journalist and fiction writer. She's written about everything from bee thieves in California to unrecognized nations like Somaliland. She currently works as a staff history writer for the digital side of Smithsonian Magazine. Previously the assistant travel editor at The Weather Channel, she has also covered science and travel. Her first book, The Last Voyageurs, was published by Pegasus Books in April 2016. 

Her stories have been published by The Atlantic, MentalFloss, Chicago Magazine, Salon, ForbesJSTOR Daily, City Limits, The Morning News, Passblue and others. Check out a sample of her work in Writing

In addition to working as a journalist, Lorraine is a sailor, Francophone, native of the Great Lakes region, part-time explorer, animal-lover, and fiction writer.