Interview: Author Lorraine Evanoff, on Career & New Book ‘Pinot Noir’

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CHICAGO – It’s no mystery that author Lorraine Evanoff – who just released her second “Louise Moscow Novel,” entitled “Pinot Noir” – loves the genre of intrigue, for her life has mirrored the adventures of her fictional super spy character. Where Louise Moscow begins is where Lorraine Evanoff has been.

“Pinot Noir” takes place about seven years after the end of Louise Moscow’s first adventure in her debut “Foliage,” in and around September 11th, 2001. After being forced into witness protection after exposing a banking scandal, Louise has a new life and new identity as Karen Baker, a teacher from Arlington Heights, Illinois, who has bought a Tiki Bar on a remote island after “receiving an inheritance.” Her connection to the CIA, the FBI and her law enforcement father frees her to investigate another case in France, but this mystery has implications in the killing of a prominent financier (based on a real-life murder) and a Jeffrey Epstein-like sex ring. For information and to purchase “Pinot Noir” and “Foliage,” click the links below.

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Award-winning author Lorraine Evanoff has had as much intrigue in her own life, which began when she was born in Chicagoland. A graduate of DePaul University, Evanoff moved to Paris after college and was involved in the European film industry while she lived there, even garnering a small role in the Krzysztof Kieślowski classic “The Double Life of Veronique.” She switched gears and pursued finance on her return to the U.S., including a stint as CFO of the National Lampoon corporation. She currently lives in Los Angeles, and has a screenplay in development.

Patrick McDonald of talked to Lorraine Evanoff via Skype, and in Part One the author talks about her use of connections to mirror contemporary issues, and the origins of her character Louise Moscow.

In Part Two, Evanoff contemplates the 9/11 timeframe in “Pinot Noir,” how Paris changed her and how Louise Moscow would handle a quarantine.

“Pinot Noir,” by Lorraine Evanoff, is available on by clicking here. For her first novel “Foliage,” click here. For more information about author Lorraine Evanoff, click senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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