In 2003 I won a BBC writing competition, and went on to publish three children's books (under my maiden name, Louise Arnold).
In the UK they went under the titles "The Invisible Friend", "The Ghost School" and "A Good Day for Haunting". It was an absolute joy to see my work translated into different languages, to hear it as an audiobook, and to read letters from children across the world - trust me, there is little in life more uplifting, moving, or darkly hysterical than their letters. For a brief, wonderful time the rights were even optioned by Dreamworks Animations too.
Praise for the Invisible Friend Series
"A delightful debut" - The Sunday Times
"[R]efreshingly original, funny, and endearing even in the face of danger. " School Library Journal
"A joy to read aloud" - The Sunday Times
"Full of high jinks and heart..." Booklist
"If you enjoyed the early Harry Potter books, it's right up your street." The Funday Times
Awards and nominations
Parent's Choice Award
Nutmeg Book Award Nominee
Bank Street Best Books Of The Year
Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Starred Intermediate Title