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Lorraine (Lore “like story”) Raymond

Bestselling Co-author I Speaker
Teacher I Writing & Creativity Catalyst

Lore arrived in Big Spring, Texas to Air Force parents. This sparked a fearless, adventure attitude; she's since lived throughout America plus Japan and Honduras. Leading Vision Quests to Bali, Italy, and Peru with other travels inspire Lore's words and work.

Her intuitive wisdom empowers clients to discover their authentic voices and then, translate the messages and stories into communication vehicles. Her focus now finds expression in sacred service for those stuck or reluctant to write or create
Clients gain clarity and problem-solve.

REWIND: A Peruvian shaman bestowed a sacred condor feather and the title of "chacaruna"--a bridgekeeper--while co-leading a trip together. He challenged Lore to help people express their authentic power and messages. She met his challenge three years ago when a dream came true: becoming a bestselling co-author! Five of the nine published books soared to #1 Amazon international rankings in several women's empowerment and spiritual categories.

NOW: Lore leads life-transforming writing courses and Eat, Pray, Write Retreats. She's also the Founder and Chief Inspirator of Women as Visionaries and, the Divine Dialogue Writing System. She serves as an instructor with OLLI at Eckerd College (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and Keep St. Pete Lit, St. Petersburg, FL

For almost 14 years, Lore's provided a dynamic writing and healing community with the monthly Women's Divine Dialogue Writing Circle. After seven years, she continues to serve as the "chief cat herder" of Women as Visionaries with Lore Raymond, a Facebook magazine.In this writing adventure, she's mentored a dozen+ women contributors.

LOOKING AHEAD: Writing Medicine: The Must-Have Guide to Your Hero's Journey to Inner Healing, Lore's first solo book, arrives in Summer 2019. The topic of Writing Medicine was chosen from 1,700 proposals for a featured panel discussion with Lore as moderator at at North America's largest literary event--the Annual Conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Portland, Oregon, March 2019. 

St. Petersburg, Florida, remains home after 36 years with frequent sojourns everywhere else! A proud cum laude graduate of Judson College, Marion, AL, Lore also holds two Master’s Degrees from American University, Washington, D.C. (Human Resources) and; Framingham State College, Framingham, MA (Education).

Peru and Bali, some of my favorite places on earth!

What You'd Be Surprised to Learn About Me. 
love to cook with friends and family calling me "Top Chef;" taking Italian cooking classes are on my Wish List for this fall while teaching at my Eat, Pray Write:Tuscan Women's Writing Retreat.

attended 16 schools from Nursery to graduate school, giving me my unoffical "PhD in Change."

enjoy building creative community knowing first-hand what it feels like to be the outsider and "new girl."

remain connected with my college roomie and other college sisters after 45 years.

enjoy shopping at thift stores and estate sales.

became a single mother at 45--and "grandmother" is my most cherished title!

Grandson Blake & GG LoLo
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