Loretta Smith is a Melbournian, born and bred, and she loves a good adventure story. Always a reader, avid writer and sometime songwriter/musician, her bedside table brims with books half devoured and her laptop is filled with short stories, long stories, tall and true. Yes, she is a Gemini. More recently her passion has been discovering remarkable women whose stories are yet to be fully told—those women overshadowed by their men, lost to history or simply ignored. So many stories are to be found and so many reflect extraordinary achievements against incredible odds, the stuff of any adventure worth telling.
Loretta’s non-fiction historical biography A Spanner in the Works: The Extraordinary Story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s Only All-Girl Garage has sold to Hachette for April 2019 release.