Lorraine Mace

Member of the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers’ Association


Represented by Samantha Curtis


Lorraine Mace is humour columnist for Writing Magazine and writing agony aunt for Words with JAM. When she can find time in her busy working life, she writes fiction for the women’s magazine market and features for monthly glossy magazines.


Winner of a Petra Kenney International Poetry Award, she has won and been placed in numerous creative writing and poetry competitions. From the other side of the writing fence, she is the founder of the international competitions at Flash 500 (Novel Opening and Synopsis,  Flash Fiction and Humour Verse).


She runs a writing critique and mentoring service, is a fiction competition judge for Writers’ Forum and has acted as head judge of the annual short story competitions held by Lancashire Magazine and Yorkshire Magazine.










Lorraine’s debut middle-grade children’s novel, Vlad the Inhaler, will be released by Little Roni Publishers on 2nd April 2014.

She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of The Writer’s ABC Checklist (Accent Press).

Writing as Frances di Plino, she is the author of Crooked Cat Publishing’s D. I. Paolo Storey  crime thriller series, Bad Moon Rising (finalist in the People’s Book Prize), Someday Never Comes (nominated for a CWA Dagger Award) and Call It Pretending.

Lorraine is a former tutor for the Writers Bureau, and is the author of the Writers Bureau course, Marketing Your Book. She features in their video aimed at helping students to write humour.