Louise Kennedy grew up in Holywood, Co Down. She has been cooking and running restaurants for twenty five years and started writing in January 2014. Now the toothpaste is out of the tube and it won’t go back in. She lives in Sligo in the West of Ireland and writes in a shed in her garden while her husband, son and daughter are sleeping.

She won first both first place and runner up in Ambit Fiction Competition 2015, and first place in Wasifiri New Writing Prize (Life Writing) 2015. Shortlists include Fish 2015, both Short Story and Short Memoir categories, Allingham Flash Fiction 2015. She has been published in Ambit, The Incubator and Silver Apples. She is studying for an MA Creative Writing in Queen’s University Belfast.