About the Author

Lorraine Angela Dopson is a writer living in Bismarck, North Dakota. Previously a counselor and grant writer, she raised funds to help renovate the stately Mandan Depot, which is now a Native American arts business.

Her first publication was a journal article based on her doctoral dissertation about Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard. Her next publication, far less philosophical in nature, was written in conjunction with Job Service North Dakota after the state’s 1980s oil bust. Entitle “Dislocated Workers in the Building Trades,” the article was recognized by the Department of Labor as “the best work to come out of a state.”

The Light at the End of the World was Dopson’s first novel, described by one reviewer as “rich in vision, originality and imagery. ..she has an ear for convincing dialog, making deep history come alive.”

The hardest part of writing for her, the author says, is “staying in the chair.” Her advice to writers starting out is just that: “Stay in the chair.” Not one to sit still for long, she walks her Shiba Inus, Taz and Meteor, every day. The orange tabby cat, Clementine, stays behind.

Lorraine is married to neurologist Richard Arazi, M.D. and has one son, Alex (wife Katya) and two step-children, Natalie, and Dana (wife Heather), all living in Los Angeles, her favorite winter destination. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and reading. In addition to historical romance , she like to read books on earth science, adventure, anthropology and any newspaper she get her hands on. Please visit her web page at LorraineDopson.com or her professional Facebook Page for more about her work.