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 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 latest novels are the action-packed psychological thriller The Safe Place, and Widow's Island, a nail-biting crime thriller about cyberbullying, climate change and murder.

Louisa is also the author of Prey, The Genesis Flaw, Thirst, and Devour. She also writes dog detective mysteries under the pseudonym of Louisa Bennet.

Visit L.A. Larkin’s website: https://lalarkin.com/

Visit the Monty Dog Detective website: https://montydogdetective.com/

L.A. Larkin teaches Crime and Thriller Writing and Creative Writing Stage 1.

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


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Want to write fiction? Want it to be amazing? Dive into a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!
Want to make readers squirm, cover their eyes and grip their seats? Learn where to hide the twists and build suspense.

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

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