L.A. Larkin, Presenter

L.A. Larkin is a British-born writer who emigrated to Australia in 1998. Her latest book, Devour, is a mystery and detective novel published in July 2016. She is also the writer of Monty & Me, a novel about a crime-solving Golden Retriever, which was published under the name of Louisa Bennet.

As a thriller writer, L.A. Larkin has been likened to Michael Crichton and John Grisham. She wrote Thirst, a thriller novel set in Antarctica, which was described as a “chiller thriller” and “the best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station“.  Her previous novel, The Genesis Flaw, received glowing reviews and was nominated for four crime writing awards.

She studied literature at Royal Holloway College at The University of London, graduating with honours. After a successful career in magazine publishing, L.A. Larkin returned to university to study corporate responsibility, sustainability and strategic public relations at The University of Sydney. She was awarded a merit scholarship for academic excellence. She went on to work for one of Australia’s leading climate change consultancies.

She now divides her time between writing thrillers, her public speaking engagements and running thriller writing courses. She has been invited to speak at numerous writers’ festival both in Australia and in the UK and has run thriller writing workshops in England. She is a member of the Australian Society of Authors and Sisters in Crime, as well as the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association.

Twitter: @lalarkinauthor
Website: lalarkin.com

L.A. Larkin's books include:

Testimonials about this presenter

“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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Crime and Thriller Writing
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