Born and raised all over the Northwest, Lorretta makes her home in Darby, Montana where she lives with her two pugs, Lollah Loo and Corona Cerveza, and her Maine Coon Cat, Clyde. They live in the tiny house she built herself on the banks of the Bitterroot River. When she isn’t writing, Lorretta enjoys camping, hiking, rafting and kayaking.
Lorretta is divorced with one child, twenty year old son, Cory, who is the love of her life, partner in adventures and comic relief in life. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Psychology and Sociology. Prior to her writing career, Lorretta worked as a social worker.