Lorraine Dusky

Lorraine is a birthmom and an award-winning journalist, editor and author who prefers to write stories that will make a difference. Her controversial memoir, Birthmark, published in 1979, was the first from a mother to write about the grief of giving up a child to adoption.She began her career as a newspaper reporter when she was 14, writing for her hometown newspaper. Her goal was always to break out of old-fashioned “women’s news,” yet her life and writing has been greatly shaped by the daughter she gave up for adoption, culminating in her recent book, Hole In My Heart.