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Loretta Sorensen, Freelance Writer & Blogger

Occupation: Loretta is a longtime freelance writer whose articles have appeared in national magazines across the nation. Her focus has been rural life and rural American history.loretta sorensen

Place of Residence: Yankton, South Dakota


Living in rural South Dakota, Loretta launched her writing career through articles featuring the draft horses she and her husband have raised and farmed with over the past 30 years. Since that humble beginning, she has written about other draft horse enthusiasts, vintage farm equipment, rural farm life and industries and the people who make up the fabric of her rural community.

Current Projects:

Most recently, Loretta began sharing the ground-breaking bread-making method she uncovered through research and year-long trials in her book, Secrets To Baking Your Best Bread Ever! She regularly blogs on her personal website at Our Dakota Horse Tales and for GRIT Magazine.

More Places to Find Loretta:

You will find current and archived articles Loretta has authored by searching for her name and using the key words “farm,” “ranch,” “vintage farm,” etc.

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