Dakota Prairie Author & Freelance Writer


Official Bio

Loretta Sorensen is a longtime freelance journalist and book author/publisher living in Yankton, South Dakota. She and her husband, Alan, have two married daughters and three grandchildren. The Sorensens have raised and worked Belgian horses for 50 years.

Over the past 35 years, Loretta’s articles have been published in numerous national magazines, including Progressive Farmer, Farm Journal, Dakota and Nebraska Farmer, Working Ranch Magazine, Farm Collector, Hay and Forage Grower, etc. Her freelance writing career began with feature articles for the Sioux City Journal and the Yankton Press and Dakotan. 

Through her company, Prairie Hearth Publishing, LLC, she has assisted more than 20 independent authors publish their work and published her own books. Her book titles include Kernels of Corn History (co-authored by Iowa farmer Steve Kenkel), Secrets to Baking Your Best Bread Ever, Prayer Journal for Intercessors and Prayer Journal for Living the Daniel Life. In 2021, she published Sweet Hour of Prayer: My Journal and Country Journal of Prayer. Her upcoming book titles include 30 Prayers for Seeking the Fruit of the Holy Spirit and Our Dakota Horse Tales – Farming With Horses in South Dakota. 

Loretta’s hobbies include painting, quilting, gardening and enjoying her family and pets.

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About the Publisher

Prairie Hearth Publishing, LLC was established in 2005 with Spirit of the Plains magazine. Enjoy our prayer and Bible study journals found on our Books page.



Author Event Set For Yankton Library
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, Dec 3, 2020

Yankton Author Designs Prayer Journal
Yankton Daily 

Author To Discuss New Book On Bread
Yankton Daily 

Sorensen Featured At Local Book-Signing Events
Yankton Daily 

Author shares secrets to making the ‘Best Bread Ever’
Associated Press, Jan 19, 2019

Author Shares Bread-Making Tips
Yankton Daily 

Yankton Writer Presented With Master Writer Program Certificate
Yankton Daily Sep 8, 2016

Do-It-Yourselfers: Self-Publishing Has Become An Important Part Of Literary World, As Two Local Authors Can Attest
Yankton Daily 


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