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Louisa Reid

About Louisa Reid

Louisa Reid has spent most of her life reading. And when she’s not doing that she’s writing stories, or imagining writing them at least. An English teacher, her favourite part of the job is sharing her love of reading and writing with her pupils. Louisa lives with her family in the north-west of England and is proud to call a place near Manchester home.

Writing about themes important to young people, and all people in general, Louisa is drawn to writing about themes of empowerment and personal freedom, including BLACK HEART BLUE and LIES LIKE LOVE (Penguin).  Louisa’s has written novels for young people in verse including GLOVES OFF, WRECKED and ACTIVIST (Guppy Books), and loves the exhilarating, exciting challenges and opportunities that writing in this form brings.

Louisa has written for adults too and her debut adult title THE POET (Doubleday), a verse novel about young poet Emma’s toxic relationship with her former professor, Tom, explores themes of coercive control, class, privilege and female solidarity.

Louisa’s latest work, HANDLE WITH CARE (Guppy Books), is a stunningly powerful YA novel written in prose and verse, and is due to publish in October 2024.