Lorina Mapa was born in Manila in 1970 and at the age of sixteen moved with her family to Washington DC. In 1990 she graduated from The Kubert School of Comic and Graphic Art in New
Jersey where she met her husband, artist Daniel Shelton. They have four children and live in Hudson, Quebec. Her graphic novel Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos and Me, was nominated by the American Library Association as a Great Graphic Novel for Teens. Lorina was featured on the CBC’s 2017 list of Writers to Watch and nominated for the Joe Schuster award for best writer.