Lorraine Duvall holds a BS degree in Mathematics, an MS in Operations Research, and a PhD from Syracuse University in Information Studies. She spent her professional career as a software engineer and a director of research. After retiring and moving to the Adirondacks in 1999, Duvall wrote two award winning books: And I Know Too Much to Pretend and In Praise of Quiet Waters: Finding Solitude and Adventure in the Wild Adirondacks. Her most recent book, Finding A Woman’s Place: The Story of a 1970s Feminist Collective in the Adirondacks was published in 2020 with positive reviews in the Adirondack media.
Duvall tells of her own experiences during the second wave of the feminist movement in a 2021 interview for the Pioneer History Project of the Veteran Feminists of America.