In 2017 Lorraine Brown received an interest-free loan from Futures for Women to help her with the costs of her course at Highgate Counselling Centre where she was studying for a qualification in psychodynamic counselling. She is now working as an honorary counsellor at Cambridge University. But alongside her studies Lorraine was also developing her passion for creative writing and after winning a competition to be mentored by Penguin Random House Lorraine was successful in securing a publishing contract for her debut novel, Uncoupling, with Orion Fiction. Uncoupling was published in February 2021.
Uncoupling is a love story with a difference. It tells the story of how Hannah and Si are in love and on the same track – until their train divides on the way to a wedding. The next morning, Hannah wakes up in Paris and realises that her boyfriend (and her ticket) are 300 miles away in Amsterdam. But when Hannah meets Léo on the station platform and spends the day with him in Paris, she is forced to question how well she really knows herself – and whether, sometimes, you need to go in the wrong direction to find what you have been looking for.
The reviews for Uncoupling have been very positive with Prima magazine saying “‘Utterly charming, you’ll be yearning to hotfoot it to Paris!'”.