Lorrie is a writer, musician, and activist. She has a Ph.D. in English and American literature from the University of Maryland. She was an avid member of ACT UP/DC and has been arrested six times for acts of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Lorrie's band Sugar Rat recorded some of the original songs that appear in her latest novel Pissing in a River. These are available on iTunes. Her punk song "It's a Heteronormative World, No!" appears on a compilation put out by Riot Grrrl Berlin.
Lorrie Is currently completing a novel about rape and rape culture, framed by the so-called war on terror and the election of a US president who is a rapist. She is also doing research for a nonfiction project about Palestine.
Lorrie resides in Syracuse, New York with her lovely dog, Kurt.