Lorraine Reguly, a rape survivor and single mother, is a Canadian-based high school English teacher-turned-freelancing-entrepreneur. Her websites include Wording Well (which offers writing, freelancing, and blogging tips) and Laying It Out There (where she shares personal stories on True Tales Tuesdays and features book reviews, author interviews, and other things - such as information related to self-publishing - on Featured Fridays). Lorraine loves reading murder mysteries, playing cards, spending time with her family, and shooting pool. She likes cats - even though she's allergic to them - and dislikes snow and cold weather. One day, she hopes to live near a beach so she can go swimming every day.