A native of Canterbury, England, Louise is a publishing industry professional with experience in many aspects of the book industry, from retail to publishing and sales, working for W. H. Smith and Hodder-Headline. From 2003 to 2011 Louise set-up and managed her own independent bookstore, The Sandwich Bookshop, before moving back to the US in 2012. Her many years in bookselling involved working with well-known authors to promote their titles, organizing and compering author talks, hosting her own local radio show and reaching out to schools. Louise was also regularly called upon to speak on BBC Radio Kent.
As an active community supporter, Louise is editor of the weekly email update for Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA. She has been a girl scout troop leader, a Parish Council member, a volunteer at the Zimmerli Art Museum and has led historical guided tours at Allaire State Park.