Hi. I’m Lorraine.
So far, I have been a contributor to two anthologies and have written two books.
FROM NOPE TO HOPE
From NOPE to HOPE: How I Overcame My Suicidal Thoughts (and How You Can Too) was released in April 2017.
About From Nope to Hope
Deciding what to do when you are suicidal is tough.
You don’t know what to do. You don’t know who to turn to. YOU JUST WANT YOUR PAIN TO END.
You don’t necessarily want to die; you want to live a better, happier life… one worth living!
From NOPE to HOPE reveals easy-to-accomplish, actionable strategies for changing negative thoughts into positive ones AND for learning to live a happier life.
Some of these include using positive affirmations, visualization, improving your self-image, and setting goals that you can actually accomplish. These strategies (and other techniques) worked for me! I went from a suicidal mess to… a success! In this book, I share all of these with you so that you can move forward with your life and stop feeling horrible. I also provide you with Thought and Action Exercises to do, at the end of each chapter.
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE INTO ONE YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO LIVE!
I know, because I did it.
You can, too!
Put my methods to work for you and let me help you transform your life!
Purchase Links for From Nope to Hope:
Some links are listed on the Booklaunch page for this book. Here are some more:
USA link – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072L6846M
India link – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B072L6846M
UK link – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B072L6846M
AU link – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B072L6846M
You can also order a print copy from Amazon.
The best purchase deal, however, is to buy it via my website from my business site using this link! This version is better than any of the others because it gives you a PDF you can actually write/type in! (I paid a special designer $100 to make this happen!)
The content of the book is the same regardless of where you buy it. The only difference between the various formats is that you can type in the version offered at my site, and you can write with a pen in the printed version.
Get FREE Chapters of FROM NOPE TO HOPE!
You can download the first 15% of the book FOR FREE from Smashwords. You can also pick your format there, too (epub, mobi, etc.).
Two complete chapters are available for free on Wording Well (as blog posts):
Risky Issues was released in the summer of 2014.
The stories in Risky Issues bring to light many issues faced by children, teenagers, and even adults. Learn more by reading What the Stories in Risky Issues are About.
About Risky Issues
The first story, The Secrets of the Study, is about a girl who enters her father’s study to get some blank printer paper but instead finds papers that reveal she is adopted. To compound things, her father catches her…
The second story, Pamela in the Park, is about a teenage girl who is out past curfew and is supposed to meet a temperamental drug dealer in the park to give him back some drugs she was holding for him. He doesn’t show up, but a policeman does…
The third story, The Day Adam Saw Red, is about sexual abuse. Adam, a victim, gives a speech to his class about this topic, and then goes outside to sit under an oak tree to ponder his dire situation, as his speech was a masked cry for help. He is befriended by the school custodian, who is thought to be “creepy,” but who takes the time to speak to him to help solve his problem…
In the final story, My Best Friend, a young girl finds out that her Grandma’s dog died. She thinks of Snoopy as her own, and is devastated…
Risky Issues has received many great reviews already, and the author has been interviewed by several other writers. These interviews can be found on the internet, with links to them located on the author’s website, Laying It Out There, on the Appearances page.
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The story I wrote about my best friend is a true story that I contributed to a memoir anthology.
In fact, this anthology contains two stories of mine.
You can read all about this publishing experience in True Tale “How I Nearly Died” is Part of a Memoir Anthology.
I won the only short story writing contest I even entered!
My winning story is revealed in My Short Story “Firs and Angels” Won the Contest I Entered!
The Aspiring Writers 2013 Anthology is available now from Amazon.
My Current Writing Projects
I’m now working on Letters to Julian, which I hope to release by the end of 2019.
I’m also working on a book series about my life. It’s still in development but will be a tell-all novel about my sordid experiences. These include being raped when I was a virgin, how I turned to drugs to cope with the devastation, how I got involved in prostitution and gambling, how I faced discrimination as a result of being the single mom of a half-Spanish son, how I dealt with my suicidal thoughts, and more. Of course, it will also relate the good times I’ve had, and what I’ve learned as a result of these vast experiences.
Connect with me on Social Media
Feel free to connect with me online.
For now, here is my media kit, which contains everything you might want to know about me and my books!
MEDIA KIT = Lorraine Reguly’s Author Bios
Lorraine Reguly is a Canadian teacher-turned-freelancer, author, blogger, and public speaker. She is also a rape survivor who loves spending time with her family, reading mysteries, shooting pool, and cats.
Lorraine Reguly is a Canadian-based high school English teacher-turned-freelancer who blogs at Wording Well and Laying It Out There. She is a rape survivor who loves spending time with her family, reading murder mysteries, and shooting billiards. She also likes cats (even though she’s allergic to them)!
Lorraine Reguly is a Canadian-based high school English teacher-turned-freelancer who blogs at 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). She loves reading murder mysteries, playing cards, spending time with her family, and shooting billiards. 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.
My Goodreads profile and my Amazon Central Author Page both have the same bio, which is as follows:
Lorraine Reguly (1971-) was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. By age 4, Lorraine was reading, and by age 6, writing in cursive. She has always had a high IQ, and graduated Grade 8 as valedictorian. High school, however, was more challenging for Lorraine, as she was raped at the age of 14. She was still a virgin at the time, and was completely devastated. She used drugs as a coping mechanism, quit school, and became promiscuous. After becoming a single mother at age 18, she went back to school and graduated with honours, winning several scholarships and awards.
While Lorraine completed her high school credits, she also sought counselling, finally telling someone about what had happened to her. She became a certified high school Mathematics and English teacher in 1999, and taught for several years. In 2005, she was in an accident in which she nearly lost her right leg.
Throughout her life, Lorraine has had her share of problems. She has done drugs, earned money through prostitution, suffered discrimination as a result of being the single mom of a half-Spanish son, and has had suicidal thoughts for years. She attempted suicide once, and has been the victim of depression, too.
A major turning point in her life occurred when Lorraine’s appendix burst and she nearly died. She re-connected with her son and began blogging a few months later, in January 2013. She then began a freelance writing and editing business and started to take her writing seriously.
Lorraine won the only short story contest she ever entered and became a contributor to a memoir anthology. She is also a contributing author to a short story anthology. In 2014, Lorraine self-published her first book of short stories, Risky Issues, and has plans for many more books, including an autobiographical memoir and a collection of letters she wrote to her son. She also plans to write and publish different works of fiction, including a suspense novel and an erotica novella series.
Lorraine blogs at 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 also writes poetry, which she shares on Poetry Perfected.
Lorraine loves reading murder mysteries, playing cards, spending time with her family, and shooting billiards. 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 when she’s not relaxing in a hammock!
About Me – page from Wording Well
About Me – page from Laying It Out There
Five Fun Facts about Lorraine Reguly
1. Lorraine loves cats, but is allergic to them.
2. Lorraine likes playing pool.
3. Lorraine quit high school four times, in four consecutive semesters. When she finally graduated, she did so with honors, winning several scholarships and awards.
4. Lorraine took piano lessons for a year when she was a child.
5. Lorraine likes to dance, and once lost 55 pounds in six months by dancing two or three times a week.
New Collection of Short Stories Risky on the Market is a Great Conversation-Starter
Thunder Bay, Ontario, October 9, 2014 — Risky Issues is a book of short stories new on the market, self-published by Lorraine Reguly on June 28, 2014. Lorraine Reguly is an English teacher-turned-freelancer and blogger who has always loved reading and writing. A rape survivor, Reguly has often found writing to be therapeutic, and has written many poems, too, as a form of coping with the devastation she felt. In One’s Eyes, a poem written by Reguly at age fifteen, is also included in Risky Issues, which brings to light many issues faced by children, teenagers, and even adults: identity, drugs, abuse, death and friendship.
According to Ms. Reguly, “I chose the stories found in Risky Issues because they’re not your typical conversational topics, but instead are about topics that are hard to talk about. It’s my hope that others will read the stories and be able to share their own experiences with others, especially their bad experiences.” As such, this collection of stories can be read by anyone, although the main audience for this book are teens and tweens.
Lorraine Reguly is available for interviews, too. Contact her via her Appearances page on her author website.
About the Author:
Lorraine Reguly is a Canadian-based high school English teacher-turned-freelancer who blogs at 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).
She loves reading murder mysteries, playing cards, spending time with her family, and shooting billiards. She likes cats – even though she’s allergic to them – and dislikes snow and cold weather. She’d like to eventually live on a beach so she can go swimming and spend time in the sun every day!
Several people have reviewed my book.
Some reviews can be found here (on Amazon). Here are a few others:
ARC Book Review–> Risky Issues: A collection of short stories by Lorraine Reguly (by Njkinny’s World of Books & Stuff)
Review: Risky Issues-A collection of short stories by Lorraine Reguly (by FRIENDLYBOOKWORM)
Risky Issues: Lorraine Marie Reguly (by LITTLEBOOKBLOG)
Risky Issues by Lorraine Reguly | Book Review (by Radhika, the Confetti Girl)
- Four short stories by a determined young author on a mission, Lorraine Reguly June 8, 2015. Booktalk With Eileen
Risky Issues was also mentioned in this article, to teach others When to Use Fiction to Tell True Stories.
Interviews and Podcasts
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