Born in Montréal and raised in Hudson, Québec, Louise Carson studied music in Montréal and Toronto, played jazz piano and sang in the chorus of the Canadian Opera Company. Carson has published ten books: Rope, a blend of poetry and prose; Mermaid Road, a lyrical novella; A Clearing, a collection of poetry; Executor, a mystery set in China and Toronto; In Which: Book One of The Chronicles of Deasil Widdy, historical fiction set in 18th century Scotland; book two, Measured; (book three — Third Circle — is scheduled for publication in 2021); and her Maples Mysteries series: The Cat Among Us, The Cat Vanishes, The Cat Between and the forthcoming The Cat Possessed. Her second collection of poetry — Dog Poems — has just been published. Her poems have appeared in literary magazines, chapbooks and anthologies from coast to coast, including The Best Canadian Poetry 2013. She's been short-listed in FreeFall Magazine?s annual contest three times, and one poem won a Manitoba Magazine Award. Her novel In Which was shortlisted for a Québec Writers” Federation award in 2019. She has presented her work in many public forums, including Hudson's Storyfest 2015, as well as in Montréal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Saskatoon and New York City. Louise lives in St-Lazare, Québec, where she writes, teaches music and gardens.