A portrait of a 30-something white woman with short dark hair and green glasses. She is wearing a black t-shirt and posing against a green hedge with orange flowers.

Louise Merrington is an author and editor with over 20 years of publishing experience. Under the name L.M. Merrington, she is the author of two Gothic mystery novels, Greythorne and The Iron Line, and a collection of interconnected Victorian-inspired fantasy short stories, The Light at the Edge of the World and Other Stories. Writing as Elizabeth Wren, she has also published two spicy steampunk romance novellas, with a third in production. She is currently working on the first novel in a new steampunk romance series, as well as her first children’s picture book, The Currawong War.

After originally training as a journalist, Louise wrote her PhD in international relations, focusing on the China-India relationship in the Asia-Pacific. She then worked as a strategic analyst and a university deputy communications manager before starting her own business, Pure Arts Communications, in 2016. She is now an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors Ltd and specialises in plain English editing for government and business. Louise was diagnosed with autism at age 38 and is a passionate advocate for greater community understanding and acceptance of neurodivergence.

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