Lorraine Campbell is a licensed shorthand writer. She worked for seventeen years as a court reporter with the Victoria Government Reporting Service, providing verbatim transcripts of Supreme Court criminal trials and in other jurisdictions. She has also been a freelance court reporter in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

She holds an Arts degree from Monash University, majoring in Philosophy and English Literature, and has studied French and German for a number of years. Her previous novels are Resisting the Enemy and In Mortal Danger. Her third novel The Butterfly Enigma was published on 8 December 2015. Her articles have been published in OnLine Opinion, News.com.au, and Girl.com.au.

One of her great loves is classic English sports cars. Amongst others, she has owned a red Triumph Herald, a white Triumph TR4A, and for the last twenty years has driven a mimosa yellow Triumph TR6 – one of the last series ever made. It had a hard top, soft top and tonneau cover. ‘I really loved that car,’ she says. ‘My husband used to call it the ferret staff car. I sold it a few years ago and still miss it terribly.’

A resident of Melbourne’s bayside, Lorraine adores the opera, theatre and movies. She also likes to keep fit and runs every morning along the beach and in the local parks.

Currently, she is hard at work on her next novel. What she would really like to be doing is lying on a chaise longue, popping chocs and reading crime thrillers – or absolutely anything by Alan Furst.

Lorraine Campbell

Lorraine Campbell