Lorraine Marwood was born and raised in rural Victoria and has lived for most of her married life on a dairy farm with her husband and their six children. Lorraine is an award-winning poet who has been widely published in literary magazines across Australia, as well as magazines in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Canada. She has also published several children’s novels and collections of poetry.
Lorraine is the Australian editor of the UK literary magazine Tears in the Fence and is a writer of poetry ideas and teaching plans for The Literature Base.
Lorraine was also the recipient of a May Gibbs mentorship in children’s writing. Her titles with Walker Books Australia include Ratwhiskers and Me, published in 2008 and Star Jumps which was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, Lower Primary Category and received a Notable mention in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010.