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#GuestPost by Louise Worthington, author of Dr Glass.

Spotlight on: Louise Worthington

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. 

Fun facts:

  • She was born in Cheshire in 1973, lived and worked in various counties in the UK, and now lives in Shropshire with her family.
  • When she was 32 Louise represented Great Britain in a duathlon in Edinburgh. Age 34, she completed an Ironman triathlon, and in an eleven year period, ran over ten marathons and two ultras. 
  • Writers she admires: Maggie O’Farrell, Daphne du Maurier, Stephen King, Ted Hughes, Donna Tartt, Margaret Atwood.
  • Rachel’s Garden and The Entrepreneur were published by Bloodhound Books in 2021 and Louise self-published her other four novels.

Thank you so much for this spotlight and the fun facts – congratulations on all your achievements!

Read on to find out more about Dr Glass and its author!

Dr. Glass

Clinical psychologist Dr Emma-Jane Glass falls for her captor when the roles of client and therapist are reversed in a psychologically layered story of revenge and grief. Is it a case of Stockholm Syndrome, or something else?

When Dr Emma-Jane Glass’ interview on local radio is deemed to be sympathetic towards a mother’s actions to kill herself and young child, Drew Rogers hatches a plan to teach the psychologist a thing or two about being left behind as a spouse. Abducted and held captive in an empty property, Dr Glass swaps places in the psychologist’s chair.

Drew puts the motivation of his wife’s actions down to his extra-marital affairs, but then the sordid truth behind his family’s disappearance is revealed.

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.

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr-Glass-Does-psychologist-Minds-ebook/dp/B08SR3PLNL/ 

US  – https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Glass-Does-psychologist-Minds-ebook/dp/B08SR3PLNL/

Author Bio – 

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.

Social media links:

Website:  https://louiseworthington.co.uk/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19741912.Louise_Worthington

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Louise-Worthington-105535434860475

Twitter: @louiseworthing9

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