Louise first came to Varuna in 2004 on a Regional Writing Masterclass and has returned every year since for a week's writing. She has over 30 short stories published here and overseas. Her first novel, Harry Gets a Life, was shortlisted for the HarperCollins Varuna Award in 2005. In 2007 she entered the Canadian 3-Day Novel competition and was shortlisted for her 19,000 word novel, The Weekend. She was the 2009 winner of The Age Short Story Award, with her story, Flat Daddy.