Notes on my family

‘Louise Coulson is a person aged thirteen and a half. She likes to be left to her own devices....
About me


Welcome to my website. Please take a look around. I am a writer living in North London.

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'A warm, witty and moving look at one complicated family and the girl at the heart of it. Full of sincerity, intelligence and hope.’

- Anna James, a case for books.

Notes on My Family adult cover

New cover

It’s finally spring and I am thrilled to be able to share the adult cover for Notes on my Family with you. The new edition will be available to purchase on the 4th July 2018. If you’d like to read an extract just click above on my ‘Books’ page where you’ll find the opening, along with blogger and author reviews….

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School visit

World Book Day 2018

World book day this year landed on a snowy Thursday. Many schools were closed but not Coombe Boy’s school in New Malden where I had the pleasure of teaching two creative writing workshops to year seven and eight pupils. We talked about how to begin a story and how to chose between first and third person. We discussed some of…

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Notes on My Family

The Branford Boase Award

I am so thrilled Notes on My Family has been long listed for the 2018 Branford Boase Award! The award is for new writers and their editors and is now in its eighteenth year. It’s a really exciting long list and I’m so pleased to be there! Here is the full long list. Good luck to all the authors and…

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Notes on My Family with condiments

October – December 2017

Hello! It’s a wet and windy evening here and I’ve only been back in a London a few days. I want to wish you a very happy New Year. I can’t believe it’s nearly 2018. These last few months have been busy ones for me and I wanted to do a quick round-up before January. My younger sister, Lydia, married…

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