Lorraine Sanabria Robertson

Lorraine Sanabria Robertson is an author, nationally published freelance writer, social media enthusiast and founder of 30 Miles Media, Inc. Her work has appeared in various publications including Heart and Soul, Upscale and Teen People magazines. She frequently pens parenting, marriage, travel and health related stories. In March 2009 she was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Great Cruises: Why Not The Mediterranean?” television show.

Lorraine is the author of Help! I'm a Newlywed ... What Do I Do Now? Wife-Saving Advice Every New Bride Must Know to Survive the First Year of Marriage; creator of AskWifey.com; and co-founder of TheBlogRollers.com.

With more than 15 years of experience Lorraine, former director of publicity for LaFace Records, has contributed to the success of several superstar artists including OutKast, Usher, TLC and Toni Braxton. She also served as assistant director of communications at Spelman College where she was editor of the college newsletter, was on the editorial board for the college's publications, and remains a regular contributor to the Spelman Messenger, the school's alumnae magazine.

Happily married for 11 years, Lorraine lives in Atlanta with her husband, Napoleon, and their children, Miles and Milan. Her life-changing wedding was featured on The Learning Channel’s popular television show, “A Wedding Story.”

Contact Lorraine at lorraine_robertson@comcast.net.

Recent Happenings

To learn more about what's happening in Lorraine's world see the posts below.

The Root: Hot Fun in Atlanta

As a social media enthusiast, I’m definitely drawn to online writing. I had a blast this summer writing two pieces for The Root about my resident city, Atlanta.

Click here to read, “Hot Fun in Atlanta,” an insight on Atlanta’s nightlife

Click here to read, “Hotter Than July: The National Black Arts Festival Heats Up Atlanta”

Alumnae on Board of Trustees

One of my favorite things about my ongoing relationship with Spelman College is the opportunity to meet and engage with such dynamic and powerful women leaders. In the Spring 2010 issue of the Messenger I interviewed some of the College’s most successful alumnae for the cover story, “Alumnae on Board of Trustees to Ensure Bright Future.”

Click here to read the story.

Thin Line

Tackling stories that raise strong emotion and opinions are always interesting to write – especially when it comes to children. In the December/January 2010 issue of Upscale I contributed “Thin Line: What Parental Rights Do Moms and Dads Have When Uncle Sam Gets a Say?”

Click here to read the story.

Raising Talented Teens

As a mom, parenting stories naturally appeal to me. I was thrilled at the chance to head to Walt Disney World in Orlando to cover the annual Disney’s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey for Heart & Soul magazine. The article, “Raising Talented Teens,” provides parents with successful strategies in the August/September 2009 issue.

Click here to read the story.

Girlfriends Getaways

As if documenting my girlfriends trip to the Mediterranean on the Travel Channel wasn’t enough, I continually feel the need to write about it, too.


“Sail the Mediterranean” is number three on the “Top 15 Getaways” in the June/July issue of Heart & Soul magazine. I also wrote the sidebar “Traveling in Pairs” that offers tips for traveling with your girlfriends and staying sane.

Click here to read the stories.

Why Not Talk Cruise?

When the producer of “Why Not Talk Cruise with Ken Muskat” called asking if I'd be a guest on their “Misconceptions of Cruising” show I honestly thought, why not talk cruise with Ken Muskat? So I did … and had a blast.

Click here to listen to the show.

Food For Thought

One of the best perks about freelance writing is expanding my knowledge and learning about subjects I might never explore without an assignment letter. My article, “Food For Thought: When it Comes to Organic Choices, Experts Reveal Whether 'Green' Really Means 'Go,'” in the May 2009 issue of Upscale magazine changed the way I eat. Speaking with experts about conventional versus organic foods was an eye-opening experience.


This article was more than just an assignment, it was life-changing for me, and hopefully, for readers, too.

Click here to read the story.

Great Cruises: My Travel Channel Debut

“So let me get this right, you want to film me and my girlfriends as we eat, drink, and shop our way through the Mediterranean then feature us on the Travel Channel?” I asked the casting producer who politely grilled me about my travel history. For some reason she was convinced that me and my girls would make for interesting TV. “Yes,” she responded. So did I.

Last October two of my best girlfriends and I boarded Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas embarking on a two week cruisetour throughout the Mediterranean. Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Cannes, Florence, Venice and Capri are just a few of the fabulous cities we explored with the Travel Channel right there to capture every breathtaking moment.

On March 21, 2009, The Travel Channel aired “Great Cruises: Why Not The Mediterranean?” The hour long show shared a glimpse into the two bliss-filled weeks we spent sailing the magnificent Mediterranean.

For more information about the trip or the show you can email me at lorraine_robertson@comcast.net .