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Lorraine Sommerfeld

Lorraine Sommerfeld

Lorraine Sommerfeld

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Lorraine Sommerfeld began writing when she was about to turn 40, because it was cheaper than a red convertible. Her weekly column Drive, She Said, while existing in the automobile section, is a nod to those of us who tend to turn the key rather than pop the hood. Her career in cars has been a seven year whirlwind of driving everything from motorcycles to RVs, Smart cars to Rolls-Royces.

Her weekly column, Motherlode, is a peek at her harrowing life with two sons, two cats, a crumbling house and lot of laughter. She credits her late parents for many of the punch lines, and hopes they don't mind. Winner of an Erma Bombeck Humour Award, Sommerfeld's work has appeared in the Hamilton Spectator, the Toronto Star, several magazines and wherever else someone has stolen it off the Internet. She is a frequent TV and radio guest, and a keynote speaker in a variety of forums that seek her witty repartee. (She wrote that herself)

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