British author and screenwriter Louise Burfitt-Dons works with production companies on both sides of the Atlantic.
Readers and critics have described her contemporary novel, The Killing of the Cherrywood MP, as ‘thriller excellence’ and ‘brilliant’. New Century published the third book The Secret War in June 2021.
Louise is the author of the Karen Andersen Thrillers, a series of contemporary conspiracy adventure novels beginning with The Missing Activist. Think tank and website The Conservative Woman described it as ‘an authentic and gripping political thriller’ and the novel became an Amazon kindle bestseller.
Her fictional creation Karen Andersen dubbed ‘one of the most loveable and relatable female protagonists of the female led genre’, and ‘a British Lisbeth Salander’.
Louise is a well-known anti-bullying campaigner and speaker. She set up children’s charity Act Against Bullying in 2000 and co-founded the November 13 annual Kindness Day UK. She stood for Nottingham North in the General Election 2015 for the conservative party.
She was born in Kuwait which has shaped her to write about conflicting cultures. Louise has travelled extensively with her ex-pilot husband and has also lived in Australia and France, which has inspired the locations found in her international thrillers. Today, home is Chiswick in west London.
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