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S. Lorraine Norwood
   
S. Lorraine Norwood is a North Carolina native who lives in Hendersonville, NC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in English and creative writing and then pursued a career as a professional journalist for over 20 years, working in print and television journalism. Her lifelong interest in archaeology led her to change careers and earn a second degree in anthropology in 1998 followed by a master's degree in medieval archaeology from the University of York in York, England.

When she returned to the U.S., she worked in archaeology and historic preservation for a number of years but is now happily writing full-time. She returns to England every year to participate in excavations and to stay in York, her favorite city.

While Lorraine started writing professionally as a green reporter fresh out of college (mostly non-fiction articles and embarrisingly bad poetry), she also participated in fiction classes and writers' groups where she slowly learned the art of short story and novel writing.

She is the author of Duluth (Images of America series, Arcadia Publishing 2011) and numerous reports on archaeology and historic resources. The Solitary Sparrow is her first novel. She is working on a collection of short stories which may stand on its own or become a novel, depending on what the characters tell her.

Ms. Norwood is a member of the North Carolina Writers Network, the Atlanta Writers Collective (a critique group), and the Historical Novel Society. She is the mother of two grown daughters who are happy that, at long last, their mother has a room of her own in which to write.