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Louise Voss

Louise Voss - Ghostwriter

London, United Kingdom

I am an experienced editor, novelist and ghostwriter in the contemporary fiction and crime genres.

Overview

As well as having had novels published by Transworld, Harper Collins and Thomas & Mercer, I am a diligent and supportive freelance editorial consultant. I have done a good deal of journalism and am a member of the prestigious Killer Women collective, editing and producing their first anthology in 2016. Additionally, I am a playwright and scriptwriter, having adapted several of my own novels for the screen as well as writing an original stage comedy-drama, and have been involved in several ghostwriting projects .

For many years I wrote in partnership with Mark Edwards - we had six thrillers published after becoming the first British self-published authors to reach No.1 on Amazon.co.uk back in 2011 with CATCH YOUR DEATH. We remained at the top for the whole of June that year, with our novel KILLING CUPID also occupying the no.2 spot for most of that time. It garnered us a huge amount of publicity (broadsheets, Breakfast TV, Radio 2 and 4, Sky News, Reuters) and led to a four-book deal with Harper Fiction.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Crime & Mystery Literature Plays & Screenplays Romance Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction

Awards

  • MA(Distinction) in Creative Writing

Work experience

Writer, editor and ghostwriter

Self-employed
April, 2000 – Present (over 17 years)

Some comments from recent satisfied customers:

“Louise’s book report was concise, brilliantly helpful and non-judgmental. It made me feel that my manuscript was an exciting, unfinished project – and I couldn’t wait to start working on it again.” Fiona Beddow, Fierce Resistance.

“Your suggested changes have certainly made the narrative flow more quickly… I am very grateful for the care, and extremely thorough attention to detail that you put into editing – and improving — my manuscript and I would happily recommend [your consultancy] to anyone.” Margaret Fricker, When the Bamboo Flowered.

“When I saw Louise was offering manuscript assessments I didn’t hesitate to get in touch with her to look at the first draft of my novel. I knew, from looking at her own published work, that she would understand the story I was trying to tell and where it would fit into the marketplace. Her feedback was clear, concise and friendly and contained that vital balance of encouragement and constructive criticism. I will certainly consider using her again for future projects.” Aaron Witcher, Ticked Off.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

From the Cradle (Detective Lennon Thriller Series Book 1)

Mark Edwards, Louise Voss

The first child was taken from her house.The second from his mother's car. The third from her own bedroom...When Helen and Sean Philips go out for the evening, leaving their teenage daughter babysitting little Frankie, they have no idea that they are about to face every parent's greatest fear. Detective Inspector Patrick Lennon is hopeful that the three children who have been abducted in this ... read more

The first child was taken from her house.The second from his mother's car. The third from her own bedroom...When Helen and Sean Philips go out for the evening, leaving their teenage daughter babysitting little Frankie, they have no idea that they are about to face every parent's greatest fear. Detective Inspector Patrick Lennon is hopeful that the three children who have been abducted in this ... read more

The Blissfully Dead (Detective Lennon Thriller Series Book 2)

Mark Edwards, Louise Voss

She couldn’t believe that he wanted to meet her. He was famous. She was a nobody. Finally, someone could see how special she was…When the body of a teenage girl is found in a London hotel, DI Patrick Lennon is mystified. Nobody saw her or her killer enter the hotel, and there is no apparent motive—until a second teenager is found and Lennon realises somebody is targeting fans of the world’s bi... read more

She couldn’t believe that he wanted to meet her. He was famous. She was a nobody. Finally, someone could see how special she was…When the body of a teenage girl is found in a London hotel, DI Patrick Lennon is mystified. Nobody saw her or her killer enter the hotel, and there is no apparent motive—until a second teenager is found and Lennon realises somebody is targeting fans of the world’s bi... read more

One Shot (Kindle Single)

Louise Voss, Mark Edwards

DI Lennon's partner DS Carmella Masiello has her own chance to shine in this standalone story of interfering neighbours and a maverick barrister who takes the law into her own hands, with disastrous consequences. But was it murder or an unfortunate accident? Carmella's career will be in ruins if she gets it wrong...Louise Voss and Mark Edwards are co-authors of six thrillers as well as having ... read more

DI Lennon's partner DS Carmella Masiello has her own chance to shine in this standalone story of interfering neighbours and a maverick barrister who takes the law into her own hands, with disastrous consequences. But was it murder or an unfortunate accident? Carmella's career will be in ruins if she gets it wrong...Louise Voss and Mark Edwards are co-authors of six thrillers as well as having ... read more

The Venus Trap

Louise Voss

Jo Atkins’ sixteenth year was disastrous: she lost her dad, was assaulted by a stranger, and then had her heart broken. For the last twenty-five years, she’s believed that nothing could ever be as bad again.She was wrong.Now, still smarting from her recent divorce, pretty, self-effacing Jo finally gathers the courage to enter the dating scene. She meets Claudio, whom she vaguely remembers from... read more

Jo Atkins’ sixteenth year was disastrous: she lost her dad, was assaulted by a stranger, and then had her heart broken. For the last twenty-five years, she’s believed that nothing could ever be as bad again.She was wrong.Now, still smarting from her recent divorce, pretty, self-effacing Jo finally gathers the courage to enter the dating scene. She meets Claudio, whom she vaguely remembers from... read more

To Be Someone

Louise Voss

Helena Nicholls - ex world-famous pop star and prime-time DJ - wakes up in hospital to find her looks, her career and her personal life in tatters. She has been let down by her boyfriend, and the one person she loved most in the world - her best friend since the age of five - is dead. She feels that she belongs nowhere, and her sense of identity, fragile at the best of times, is in pieces. So ... read more

Helena Nicholls - ex world-famous pop star and prime-time DJ - wakes up in hospital to find her looks, her career and her personal life in tatters. She has been let down by her boyfriend, and the one person she loved most in the world - her best friend since the age of five - is dead. She feels that she belongs nowhere, and her sense of identity, fragile at the best of times, is in pieces. So ... read more

Are You My Mother

Louise Voss

From the age of nineteen, Emma Victor has had to bring up her much younger sister Stella. It has shaped both their lives. Now Stella is almost grown up, and Emma's nurturing instincts extend to her work as an aromatherapist, and inform her relationship with the unreliable but irresistible Gavin. But something is missing, and Emma has to confront her deepest need - a need she's been denying for... read more

From the age of nineteen, Emma Victor has had to bring up her much younger sister Stella. It has shaped both their lives. Now Stella is almost grown up, and Emma's nurturing instincts extend to her work as an aromatherapist, and inform her relationship with the unreliable but irresistible Gavin. But something is missing, and Emma has to confront her deepest need - a need she's been denying for... read more

Games People Play

Louise Voss

Change is sometimes hard to face up to. Rachel is a rising tennis star. But does she want success more than she wants a 'real' life, and a steady boyfriend like everyone else? Susie is Rachel's mother. All she wants is her partner Billy - but he's left her, and it's a huge shock. Is she brave enough to start again? Gordana is Rachel's grandmother. She has everything she ever wanted: health, we... read more

Change is sometimes hard to face up to. Rachel is a rising tennis star. But does she want success more than she wants a 'real' life, and a steady boyfriend like everyone else? Susie is Rachel's mother. All she wants is her partner Billy - but he's left her, and it's a huge shock. Is she brave enough to start again? Gordana is Rachel's grandmother. She has everything she ever wanted: health, we... read more

Lifesaver

Louise Voss

**** Updated and republished in April 2015 with brand new material **** If you save someone's life, do you become responsible for them? When Anna receives a letter from Adam, thanking her for saving his son Max's life with a bone-marrow donation, it's the first positive thing that's happened to her for a long time. Grief-stricken at the recent loss of her baby, she's failed to give life in the... read more

**** Updated and republished in April 2015 with brand new material **** If you save someone's life, do you become responsible for them? When Anna receives a letter from Adam, thanking her for saving his son Max's life with a bone-marrow donation, it's the first positive thing that's happened to her for a long time. Grief-stricken at the recent loss of her baby, she's failed to give life in the... read more

Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #1

Louise Voss, Helen Smith, Jane Casey, Erin Kelly, Louise Millar, Alex Marwood, Tammy Cohen, Melanie McGrath, Colette McBeth, D.E. Meredith

Blade-sharp and pared to the bone, these original stories by bestselling, award-winning female crime writers will lure you to the dark side. Fifteen perfectly twisted tales with a measure of evil, a dash of horror, and a dose of humour. Expect the unexpected…Fifteen original stories by Jane Casey, Tammy Cohen, Sarah Hilary, Alison Joseph, Erin Kelly, Alex Marwood, Kate Medina, Colette McBeth, ... read more

Blade-sharp and pared to the bone, these original stories by bestselling, award-winning female crime writers will lure you to the dark side. Fifteen perfectly twisted tales with a measure of evil, a dash of horror, and a dose of humour. Expect the unexpected…Fifteen original stories by Jane Casey, Tammy Cohen, Sarah Hilary, Alison Joseph, Erin Kelly, Alex Marwood, Kate Medina, Colette McBeth, ... read more

Killing Cupid

Mark Edwards, Louise Voss

He is watching her...The bestselling book and internet sensation, now in a brand new updated edition with exclusive new material.Doesn't love always feel this way?Alex Parkinson is in love with his writing tutor, Siobhan. He has never loved anyone like this, but how can he convince Siobhan that they are meant to be together?So Alex stalks her on Facebook and finds out where she lives, buys her... read more

He is watching her...The bestselling book and internet sensation, now in a brand new updated edition with exclusive new material.Doesn't love always feel this way?Alex Parkinson is in love with his writing tutor, Siobhan. He has never loved anyone like this, but how can he convince Siobhan that they are meant to be together?So Alex stalks her on Facebook and finds out where she lives, buys her... read more

Catch Your Death

Mark Edwards, Louise Voss

The No.1 bestseller from the writers of KILLING CUPID and THE MAGPIES.A terrifying enigma - with the power to destroy...Twenty years ago, Kate Maddox was a volunteer at a research centre where scientists hunted for a cure for the common cold virus. That summer, Kate fell in love with a handsome young doctor, Stephen, but her stay ended in his tragic death and Kate fled to a new life in the US.... read more

The No.1 bestseller from the writers of KILLING CUPID and THE MAGPIES.A terrifying enigma - with the power to destroy...Twenty years ago, Kate Maddox was a volunteer at a research centre where scientists hunted for a cure for the common cold virus. That summer, Kate fell in love with a handsome young doctor, Stephen, but her stay ended in his tragic death and Kate fled to a new life in the US.... read more

All Fall Down

Mark Edwards, Louise Voss

Time to die...The explosive new thriller featuring Kate Maddox from the writers of Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid.Two years on from uncovering a terrifying conspiracy of rogue scientists, all Kate Maddox wants is to lead a normal life with her partner Paul and son Jack. But then a face from the past turns up, bringing chilling news.A devastating new strain of the virus that killed Kate's p... read more

Time to die...The explosive new thriller featuring Kate Maddox from the writers of Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid.Two years on from uncovering a terrifying conspiracy of rogue scientists, all Kate Maddox wants is to lead a normal life with her partner Paul and son Jack. But then a face from the past turns up, bringing chilling news.A devastating new strain of the virus that killed Kate's p... read more

Forward Slash

Mark Edwards, Louise Voss

A terrifying novel about internet dating, secret desires and a chilling serial killer. From bestselling authors Mark Edwards and Louise Voss.He's posted on your wall.He's following you on Twitter.He knows where you are right now…When Amy receives an email from her older sister, Becky, announcing that she's off travelling and "don't try to find me", she is worried. Becky would never do such a t... read more

A terrifying novel about internet dating, secret desires and a chilling serial killer. From bestselling authors Mark Edwards and Louise Voss.He's posted on your wall.He's following you on Twitter.He knows where you are right now…When Amy receives an email from her older sister, Becky, announcing that she's off travelling and "don't try to find me", she is worried. Becky would never do such a t... read more

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