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About the Author:

Nancy Lorraine is the pen name for Nancy Lorraine Edelman. A master gardener, Nancy Lorraine spends time daily in her extensive backyard flower garden. It was in the garden that Lorraine first began to spin tales about insects and butterflies to the delight of her young granddaughter. Lorraine is a mother and a proud grandmother of eight grandchildren.

The enjoyment and conservation of nature has always been a passion for Lorraine. As a town councilwoman for a small South Carolina town, she led efforts to improve the quality of the town's coastal waters. She is a volunteer for the National Wildlife Federation and as such led efforts to certify the town as a community wildlife habitat. She also led efforts to establish a nature park in her community.

Lorraine retired after a 30-year career as a mental health professional. She counseled families and children in crisis and instructed graduate classes in counseling. She earned a doctorate in social work from the University of South Carolina.

Dorothy Herron, the illustrator for "The Butterfly Adventure," is an accomplished watercolor artist. Her art is available at Dorothy and Nancy are now working on a new book, "Dixie and the Sunshine Butterflies."

See Facebook/TheButterflyAdventure for photos and information about all the garden insects in the story.

Writings and Awards:
Nancy Lorraine won an award in the 2012 Porter Fleming Literary Competition for her Non-fiction essay, "Love Does Not Require Memory."
Nancy Lorraine has essays in two anthologies: "Women's Voices" and "Women's Voices, Only Louder."
Member of South Carolina Writers' Workshop