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Lorraine Cobcroft
(Nicknamed 'Rainbow')

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Rainbow Writer has just relocated to sunny Queensland and is now resident in lovely Beerwah, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. 
If you llive close by, please call 0459 726 886 to arrange to meet up.

Hi, and welcome to my Author Website

One of my earliest memories is of staring at my mother pretending to be a rabbit and shouting at my older cousin, 'What am I doing?' She hoped to inspire him to find a creative way to describe hopping. I was three, and I was sure my mother was quite mad. A few years later, she repeated the exercise and I delighted her with my response - and that, I think, is where my desire to be a writer began. 

From my earliest years, I loved books, and I longed to be a writer. Eventually, though, I achieved my dream by sheer accident - and nobody was more surprised than I.  A software business I had started was rapidly going broke. When I asked a customer why the product wasn't selling, he replied that nobody knew how to use it. When I look back now, it's hard to believe a poorly educated woman with not one ounce of relevant experience was insane enough to advertise an as-yet unwritten course for $1399 and work 18-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, to write it. I sold forty before I even started creating a product to sell, so it was a race against time to write and publish 15 lessons plus introduction, at an average of 100 pages per lesson. Eventually, I was selling several a day to customers all over the world. Those sales catapulted me into a world I had never even dreamed existed. 

Technical and instructional writing paid my bills, and I still engage in it - writing software manuals for Mclowd™ (www.mclowd.com) - but these days I find writing fiction and creative non-fiction writing much more emotionally rewarding. I'm currently working on my third novel.

People often ask writers why they write. I write because I must. I guess I was born with some crazy compulsion. It might be a form of madness that I wake in the wee small hours ''seeing'' a story that demands to be written. Make-believe characters follow me about and talk to me.  (Okay, I'm insane. It's inherited. At least I don't hop about pretending to be a rabbit!). 

When I write about their lives,my characters chastise me for getting the details wrong and tell me ''No... it happened like this..." or ''I would never say that. What I said was..." They challenge me to take a peek into their world and to walk a while in their shoes, and then to show others what life is like on the other side of the fence, how their experiences shaped them, and how they overcame and learned from the challenges life presented.

I write to hopefully entertain. I write to challenge readers to maybe view the world, its history and its people from a different perspective.... to hopefully, sometimes, ''nudge the world a little".

I keep writing because every now and again someone tells me they enjoyed reading something I wrote. Nothing thrills me more than the words, 'I loved your book. It was a great read." 

I sincerely hope you enjoy reading my writings. If you do, please consider posting a review on Goodreads, Smashwords or Amazon. Or drop me an email. And sign up to my mailing list so I can alert you when my next work is published. Thank you! 

Check out my books here...

Watch the video book trailer for 'Mortgaged Goods'

Read my 'Author Interview' on Goodreads

Happy reading!