Louise Farr lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland, with a Whippet called Ted Hughes and hundreds of books. She works full time as an English teacher in Alternative Education and was previously a journalist, writing a weekly column for The County Down Spectator for nine years. Louise is also a choir member and book panellist for The Open House Festival in Bangor. In 2018, she was the winner of The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition and The Trisha Ashley award (Exeter Short Story Prize). In 2019, she was a finalist in the Doolin Writers’ Weekend Short Story Competition, and she has recently completed her first YA novel, which was shortlisted last year for The 2018 Exeter Novel Prize.