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Louise Karczmarz

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom


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AOL: AngelicApsu

Louise was born in Farnbourgh, Kent in England and raised in Devon. She began writing at the age of eight and was first published in a local poetry competition aged ten with a poem called 'Things that go bump in the night.' She became interested in music in Primary School and took up playing the recorder, saxophone and piano. In secondary school her poetry against bullying was distributed to every class in the school as part of an anti bullying campaign. She became a school counsellor and was asked to read her poem 'Calm After the Storm' on regional television.

During the five years of secondary school she took her grade one and three classical saxophone and grade five in jazz saxophone and passed all of them first time. She also completed her grade two piano exam with honours. Her love of music saw her take part in school productions as part of the orchestra, the Devon Youth Orchestra and Gang Show - a 4 night show a year for the scout's and guides. There she sang solo several years in a row, despite being in plaster during some of them.

She passed all of her GCSE's with grades of A to C and continued on to college. There she became an active part of the college society, writing columns and poetry for the college magazine and attending and participating in the college gigs. She joined the college Jazz and Blues band as well as a smaller 'Big Band,' that performed in various places in the Devon area including the Queens Theatre. She passed A Levels in English Language and Literature, Biology and General studies. Louise also took an Access to teaching course and additional language classes.

Her original aim was to become a teacher for children with special needs. When she completed her A Levels she returned to college to follow this aim with a GNVQ in Health and Social Care. Louise worked in 3 Primary schools as a Class assistant during her time doing the course as well as helping out at a local Brownie group. She had to discontinue her education when she became pregnant in 1999.

During her pregnancy she took an NVQ in Owner Business management and a short course in Preparation for Business. After the birth she decided to stay at home and bring up her son, Armand. Too energetic to settle into a life of routine Louise began editing the work of other authors and Storytelling for her friends. She joined with John Aridi to create the Writers Corner and has collaborative projects in the pipelines with him and fantasy author Dan Smalt. John and Louise went on to create the Modern Author Review where the voluntary staff review books in all formats and most genres. It can be viewed at and the submission details are on the site. From there they began the Scorched Wings magazine (having it's anniversary in January 2004) which is distributed quarterly in paperback and has contributions from all over the world. Excerpts of most of Louise's e-books can be found at:

She is now the mother of a healthy, happy two year old and a reviewer for the Fiction Forum. She enjoys reading anything that makes her feel, after all isnít that what life is for? Her favourite genres are fantasy, modern fantasy and mystery.

Six of her books are published in e-book format at (their details are listed under her published works on this site.)

In the first half of 2004 Louise hopes to have finished the first in a high fantasy history that will be published in paperback format.

In December 2003 Louise set up an egroup to bring together the creative talents of the UK to pool their skills and work co-operative style on their promotion. If you are a UK author, publisher or cover artist and would like to join then the site is

Interests: Roleplaying, writing, reading,playing the saxophone, swimming and live roleplaying.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Quando Angelus Vagit
  • Bruma pro Antitheus
  • Nonfiction

  • Internet Shorthand for Beginners
  • Bard's Vade Mecum
  • Poetry

  • Chrysalis
  • Imago