I am an accountant by day, an author by night, and a writer every second of every day. Most importantly, I’m a wife and a mother of two. I live with my family in the charming Norfolk city of Norwich in England. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to live, write, and raise my children in. Norwich is England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, and I’m truly honoured to be part of this community.

Although passionate about telling stories from a young age, I didn’t pluck up the courage to put my ideas on paper until one defining evening, Friday, 25th of May 2012. My husband and I were watching George R. R. Martin on television. George was talking about how he created the fantasy world for his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. Like an epiphany, I realised what was missing in my life. I had always wanted to write, always wanted to tell a story, and always wanted to create my own fantasy world. There was no better time than then. I grabbed a pen and paper and the first thing I wrote was simply; A new world under the ocean. That was the birth of the Heart of the Ocean Series.

I relish the dual role of being an author and a creator of new worlds. I love stretching my imagination to the ends of the world, but my utmost goal is to bring characters to life. I crave to find the magic in the ordinary, the enchantment in the plain, and the dreams in the reality. I’m an avid reader. I read everything from contemporary fiction, fantasy, sci-fi to paranormal. As a writer, I’m much the same. I love writing across genres.

Writing is my hobby. Storytelling is my passion. But knowing that, somewhere out there, someone is reading and hopefully loving what I’ve written is a gorgeous dream. Please don’t wake me up.

Thinking about writing is a joy. The act of writing is a pleasure, and writing from the heart is a passion.

Lorraine M.L.M