Douglas Beye Lorie is an avid traveler and the author of Acaju, a period novel about Colonial Brazil. The book is a result of his lifelong love of cashews. This love is what led him to research the nuts' origin and also learn more about the indigenous culture in Brazil during the 1700’s.
Lorie was born in Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Masters in Eastern Classics at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM.
A certified teacher in Secondary English and a K-12 ESL instructor, he taught four years of high school English and nine years of English as a Second Language, both teaching stints in the public schools of New Mexico and North Carolina.
Lorie has also worked as a visual artist, a chef, and had a one-man theatrical show. He is married to Yvonne, and they have one cat, Nudgy.