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Louise is a writer and author who lives in Perth, Western Australia. She is also a writing mentor, manuscript assessor and editor, and workshop facilitator.


Louise is the author of the novel, 'The Sisters' Song' (Allen and Unwin, 2018), which won the 2018 Tina Kane Emergent Writer Award and was shortlisted for the 2014 City of Fremantle—TAG Hungerford Award. She also won a Varuna Residential Fellowship (2014) and was the Scholarship Writer in Residence at Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre (2019). She originally hails from Tasmania and her first career was as a doctor. Other interests include swimming, reading, music and photography.

Recent experience

Organising Committee member for FAWWA Sunday Sessions (2022 – )
Committee Member Fellowship of Writers of WA (July 2022 – )
Writing Mentor – groups and private (2020 – )
Facilitator of writing workshops, including Tuesdays at Mattie's and Zoom Writing (2020 – )
Author talks for libraries and writing centres (2018 – )
Chair of Sessions at Perth Writers Festival (2019 –2020)
Guest Author at Perth Writers Festival, Mildura Writers Festival, Tamar Valley Writers Festival and Mandurah Writers Festival (all 2018)
Host of Writers in the Attic since 2014
Facilitator of Booklength Project Group (FAWWA) from 2014-2017


The Sisters' Song

The Sisters' Song

Publisher: Allen and Unwin

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Historical Fiction

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