Hi there!Me!

I’m Lou, I live on a boat and I’m a writer.

I’m a Cornish girl who loves to travel and be beside the sea. I live with my partner and the world famous fur-ball Bailey Boat Cat. I love to read and have always dreamt of being a writer. My first book was published in April 2014 after a whirlwind success from Bailey’s blog. Although you may (understandably) assume I’m a crazy cat lady, I actually love all animals! Bailey is very special though!

I was born and grew up in beautiful Cornwall in the South West of the UK. My love of the coast comes from growing up along, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. I left at eighteen to go and work in the skies as a flight attendant. During the eight years I flew, I studied for my degree in Modern Languages, moved to Paris and subsequently Nice, along the Côte d’Azur. I also trained to teach English as a foreign language.

The three of us on Nocturne!I met my partner James after happening upon his boat one evening… We tell very different accounts about the details! I then commuted between France and Rome for three years. We’ve lived aboard together since April 2014. Before meeting James, I had no experience with boats. However, my love of the ocean made the transition from landlubber to full-time, live aboard sailor very natural. We’re currently based in Rome, Italy, but our dream is to throw off the bow lines and set off around the world on our beloved Tayana 37, Nocturne.

I’m currently working on a young adult novel centred around a magical underwater world with mermaids and unusual real life sea creatures. I’m passionate about ocean conservation and the main theme and aim of the book is to entertain whilst educating. Bailey would also like to write another book at some point in the future!

In January 2016 I’ll be embarking on an MA in Professional Writing on the part-time distance course with Falmouth University.

If you’d like to stay up to date with my adventures and upcoming projects please sign up to get occasional email updates. I love meeting and talking to people from all around the world and would really love to hear from you.

Wishing you fair winds, lots of salty smiles and of course sandy toes!

Lou x

Snorkelling with jellyfish

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Lou, I’m glad you found my blog. I, too, lived on my yacht (with hubby and cat) for a few years. We called the Whitsundays in Australia home. I’ve completed my Phd in the Creative Arts and I published The Miner’s Wife as a result (he was hubby no. 2:)). I’m now continuing my adventures with my caravan, kids, dogs and cats, which makes me a tad landlocked. Look forward to sharing your adventures, both the writing and sailing kind. Cheers…Mel


  2. Louise,

    I love that you were able to make so many courageous moves in life and be such an adventurous woman! That is an amazing quality to have.


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  3. Hi Lou! I probably shared some of my adventure stories with you when we worked together and now I’m reading your wonderful tales. I too had boats, cats and dogs in my life and have made it as a published author, it’s a great road to take. It makes me so happy that you are out there doing these lovely things, and doing them so well may I add! I wish you every success and will follow your story with great interest.
    Sandie x

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  4. Saw some of your comments on Stephanie’s blog and came over for a look see as the Blog to Book thing interests me. ANd now I find you’re a boatie! We had a ferrocement boat in our backyard for over 20 years while it was being constructed. She’s now in the water – for hubby and others to enjoy. I get sea sick! She’s a graceful lady called Finnally – if you’re interested there’s some stories about her on my blog. She has her own category. Construction story is called Boat in the Backyard 🙂
    Enjoy your travels – sounds magical !

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