L.A. Larkin

L.A. Larkin’s crime-thrillers have won her fans all over the world. Described as a superb ‘chiller thriller’ writer by Marie Claire magazine, and praised by the king of crime, Lee Child, Louisa writes stories with lots of plot twists and characters that surprise. She also writes humorous dog-detective mysteries as Louisa Bennet.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and has been on the organising committees of the prestigious Ned Kelly Awards and Sisters In Crime NSW.
Her new Sally Fairburn crime-thriller series includes Next Girl Missing, Her Deadly Truth, and First Victim. Louisa is also the author of The Safe Place, Widow's Island, Prey, Thirst, Devour, and The Genesis Flaw. As Louisa Bennet she has written Monty & Me, The Bone Ranger, and, her new dog-detective mystery, The Nosy Detectives.

Some of L.A. Larkin's books include:


What our students say about L.A.:

“Louisa Larkin is just fabulous and I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Louisa was informative, supportive and gave constructive feedback. The course covered areas I would never have thought of in terms of approach and how to craft your writing.”

– Patricia Baird

“I really enjoyed getting a personal perspective of crime and thriller writing from a presenter that has ‘been there and done that.’ The course was logically put together and covered a lot of very useful information. L.A. Larkin is a fantastic presenter. She has great subject knowledge and was able to get everybody involved in the various discussion points. It was a fantastic course that was well worth undertaking.”

– Liam Saville

“L.A. Larkin was great. The course was well structured and I particularly liked the opportunity to do writing exercises. Go to a Thriller Writing course with L.A. Larkin. It’s fab – useful and exciting.”

– Penny Crofts

“L.A. Larkin was outstanding as a presenter. Her enthusiasm and preparation were excellent, as was the structure of the course.”

– Bruce Aylmer

“Louisa knows her stuff, and had some very useful and timely tips. The course was full of useful and relevant information. It has really helped me with the story I’m currently writing.”

– Tony McFadden

“Louisa is a very passionate and interesting presenter. I thought she handled the diversity of the group very well and she was well planned and prepared to share her personal story. I enjoyed her openness.”

– Lynne Abbott

“Louisa was easy to communicate with, had a sense of humour and was never boring. Participation was encouraged and the course was lively and interesting.”

– Gerald Abelsohn

Presenter for:

Novel Writing Essentials
Everyone has a novel in them, they say. If yours is ready to come to the surface, we can help you take the first steps towards getting your name on a book cover.
Crime and Thriller Writing
Want to make readers squirm, cover their eyes and grip their seats? Learn where to hide the twists and build suspense.
Creative Writing Stage 1
Want to write fiction? Want it to be amazing? Dive into a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!

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