About Louise

DSC_0049Louise Charles writes fiction, in the short and long form. She has had short stories published in Peoples Friend, My Weekly, Anthologies and several online ezines and fiction sites. She is now dedicating her pen, ink and paper to her novels, four of which are in varying states of completion. Louise  self published her debut novel, The Duke’s Shadow on 1st March 2014.

Louise lives in rural Le Marche in Italy where she shares her writing space with two large Italian sheepdogs – Freya and Bertie, Springer Spaniel pup – Nell, two adopted cats – Daisy and Tigsy, three kittens – Simba, Naala and Cappucino and the occasional visit from one of the hens – Wilma , Georgie and Lily. Her husband, known lovingly as ‘L’uomo Chi Fa‘ ( The Man Who Does) is the source of constant inspiration, provider of food and the odd glass of vino or two.

Louise also created the online writing group for expat writers, Writers Abroad, where she finds support and advice on her writing from all over the world. The group has published an annual Anthology for the past four years and all profits have been donated to book charities.