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Louise Carson


Born in Montreal and raised in Hudson, Quebec, Louise Carson studied music in Montreal and Toronto, played jazz piano and sang in the chorus of the Canadian Opera Company. Carson has published eleven 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; the first two books of The Chronicles of Deasil Widdy, historical fiction set in 18th century Scotland (In Which, and Measured); and her Maples Mysteries series: The Cat Among Us, The Cat Vanishes, The Cat Between and The Cat Possessed. Her second collection of poetry – Dog Poems – was published in 2020.
Her poems appear 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 Quebec Writers’ Federation award in 2019. She has presented her work in many public forums, including Hudson’s Storyfest 2015, as well as in Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Saskatoon and New York City.
She lives in St-Lazare, Québec, where she writes, teaches music and gardens.

Books by Louise Carson

41njlnahyul._sx326_bo1_204_203_200_ A Clutter of Cats

Dog_poems_front_cover Dog Poems

41qh9uqa2el._sy264_bo1_204_203_200_ql40_ml2_ The Cat Possessed

Cat_between_final-web The Cat Between

Cat_among_us-web The Cat Among Us

Executor-web Executor

Aclearing A Clearing

Mermaidroad Mermaid Road

The_cat_vanishes_-_louise_carson The Cat Vanishes

Carson_book_cover In Which

Image0 Measured: Book Two of the Chronicles of Deasil Widdy