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Lorraine Pestell

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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. She currently resides in Queensland, and began her literary journey in 2008.

Lorraine has two main goals for her writing: first, to encourage fellow sufferers of mental illness to rise above their symptoms; and second, to encourage non-sufferers to tolerate, support and even love those afflicted in their quest to live normal lives.

Although working full-time, Lorraine finds that volunteering time and energy to those less fortunate is an effective antidote to life-long depression and the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sales proceeds from her writing go to two
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Lorraine Pestell For an introvert who has suffered for many years with PTSD, depression, etc., I find that writing is the only place where I can truly be myself.
Lorraine Pestell Oh, yes. That's an easy one. My life.
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“That there should be so great a concentration of vitality, so large a world contained within the mind of a single man, must in the end have been fatal to civilisation.”
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“Each time he uttered the word ‘Monsieur’ in his mild, compassionable voice, the man’s face lighted up. The courtesy, to the ex-convict, was like fresh water to a shipwrecked man. Ignominy thirsts for respect.”
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Lorraine Pestell Jill wrote: "Thanks for your friendship here too, Lorraine. You must be glad you're in Melbourne rather than near the Thames at the moment with all that flooding! Best Wishes, Jill"

Hi Jill.

Absolutely! My mum keeps me updated with all the UK weather peculiarities. In her infinitely short-sighted wisdom, she blames environmentalists and the lack of dredging for the Thames flooding :-) (The latter is probably true!) They get floods, the US gets unbelievable snowstorms while we get bushfires...

Enjoy your Sunday.

Lorraine


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Jill Thanks for your friendship here too, Lorraine. You must be glad you're in Melbourne rather than near the Thames at the moment with all that flooding! Best Wishes, Jill


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