Louise Morrish

Louise is a librarian and author who lives with her family and canine writing buddy in Hampshire. She has worked in all sorts of libraries in her thirty year career, including public libraries, private collections, and both primary and secondary school libraries. She even once single-manned a tiny, 18th Century haunted library. She currently manages a secondary school library in Hampshire, and has the pleasure and privilege of enthusing teenagers to read.

Over the years, she has catalogued, shelved, and championed tens of thousands of other people’s books, whilst secretly nurturing an ambition to be published herself.

Her dream of seeing her own book on a shelf came true when her debut novel, Operation Moonlight, won the Penguin Random House First Novel competition in 2019. Her novel was published in 2022, and she is now represented by literary agent LBA Books.

Louise is passionate about women’s history. She loves nothing more than discovering the stories of ordinary women in the past who achieved extraordinary things, but whom history has forgotten.

She is currently working on a new novel, inspired by two female doctors who were medical pioneers in the First World War. When she isn’t writing, Louise can usually be found running, albeit slowly, in the countryside.

Book Link: Operation Moonlight 
Website: https://louisemorrish.com/
Publisher: Penguin Random House