Lorraine Boissoneault is a writer who escaped a tiny town in Ohio for New York, Washington DC, and now Chicago. She works as a contributing writer for Smithsonian Magazine, covering history, environmental science, and archaeology. Lorraine has also written for Chicago Magazine, The Atlantic, Salon, Mental_Floss, Forbes, JSTOR Daily, Chicagoly, PassBlue, and others. Her research has taken her from Brittany, France to the remote islands of British Columbia and everywhere in between.
Lorraine's first book, The Last Voyageurs (Pegasus/2016), was shortlisted for the Chicago Book of the Year Award. She is also the recipient of a fellowship from the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, and a member of the National Writers Union and the Society for Environmental Journalists.
When not writing, reading, researching, or sending emails, Lorraine is probably doing something outdoors, playing her cello, or watching sci-fi movies.