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I love the solitude and escapism of writing. My stories tend to evolve from an idea, a character, a setting. I find detailed planning can kill the spark of inspiration and energy, so I like to get a draft down and go from there. My eldest sister Sally is often a first reader who helps me craft the story. I also have a fantastic friend and editor in Karen Holmes who stops me from thinking something is great when it’s not. I’ve learnt to let a story percolate. When you are immersed in the narrative, it’s difficult to be objective. There’s a balance between keeping the energy and motivation high to write a novel, and producing the best piece of work possible.
When a reader leaves a good review, it feels fantastic. I learn a lot from the average and bad reviews, too. It’s part of the process of improving as a writer and listening to readers.
None of my stories are autobiographical, but elements from my life are certainly filtered into the settings, characters and ideas. Authors and poets have as much influence on my writing. If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader.
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Read on to find out more about Dr Glass and its author!
Hard-hitting and emotional, Dr Glass is the first novel in the Glass Minds Series from the author of Rachel’s Garden, The Entrepreneur, Willow Weeps and Rosie Shadow.
Louise is the author of the psychological thrillers Rachel’s Garden, Willow Weeps, the Entrepreneur, and the horror novel, Rosie Shadow, book one in the Black Tongue Series.
Born in Cheshire, England, Louise studied literature at the University of Essex. As a teenager she read until the small hours, enjoying the darker worlds conjured by Stephen King and Daphne du Maurier.
When Louise isn’t reading or writing, you’ll most likely find her outside enjoying the Shropshire countryside with her husband or messing about with her daughter, and furry and feathered friends.