Lorraine Pestell

Biography

Lorraine Pestell was born in London and has had a successful career as an Information Technology professional in the UK, US, Europe, Singapore, and more recently Australia. Lorraine currently resides in Queensland with her rescued Belgian Malinois, Nikki,

Although still working full-time, Lorraine is a passionate volunteer for several organisations and an activist for social justice issues. She finds volunteering time and energy to those less fortunate is an effective antidote to life-long depression and the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The idea for "A Life Singular" originated when Lorraine was 14 years old, and the story has 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 novel, and since then the story has evolved into an epic, multi-part contemporary fiction saga.

Sales proceeds of "A Life Singular" go to The Smith Family (http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au) and the School Volunteer Program (http://www.svp.org.au).

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite authors are many and varied. From school days, I developed a love for French, Spanish and Russian classics such as Victor Hugo, Albert Camus and Fyodor Dostoyevski. I have been fortunate to read works by many other indie authors, some of which have gone straight to the top of my list!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
This question is highly relevant for someone like me, who has suffered from chronic clinical depression since early childhood. I have a strict routine for each day of the week to trick myself into starting the day on time! I work full-time, which is also a good motivator, since my paycheck depends on me getting out of bed!
Read more of this interview.

Series

A Life Singular
A contemporary fiction novel serial in 7 parts, "A Life Singular" tells the story of a successful celebrity writing his autobiography after the tragic loss of his wife. The serial's themes are triumph over mental illness, the choice between right and wrong, and how one effects the other. Sales proceeds go to two Australian non-profits helping disadvantaged young people further their education.

Books

A Life Singular (A Life Singular, Book One)
Series: A Life Singular. Price: $5.63 USD. Words: 285,430. Language: Australian English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
First in a 7-part serial, "A Life Singular" tells the story of a successful celebrity writing his autobiography. In essence a love story, it deals with mental illness, the choices we make between right and wrong, and how the one affects the other. Sales proceeds go to two Australian non-profits helping disadvantaged young people further their education. https://LorrainePestell.com

Lorraine Pestell's tag cloud

celebrity    courtroom    depression    family    famous    love    mental illness    murder    music    rich