Louise Mangos grew up in rural north Hertfordshire. Her passion for writing was born from winning a poetry competition at the age of eleven and seeing her work published in the local newspaper. Louise studied Business Communications after leaving school, but the pull of travelling abroad was strong so she embarked on a series of global adventures. Even on the road she never stopped writing, and took on a variety of work to fund her passion, such as waiting tables, selling skis, translating manuscripts and organising sports and cultural activity programmes for a boarding school in the Alps. Louise studied several foundation art courses in Switzerland, then later spent some time in the Rockies where she studied journalism and creative writing at the University of Colorado. She is also an avid sportswoman and has participated in several marathons, triathlons, cycle and back-country ski races. She often incorporates elements of travel and sport into her writing. A series of creative and novel writing workshops spurred her ambition to publish a full-length work of fiction. She currently lives in central Switzerland with her Kiwi husband and two sons.
Louise’s first novel, the suspense BRIDGES, is the story of Alice, who while running near her home in central Switzerland, dissuades a man jumping from a notorious suicide bridge. Alice’s euphoric relief at having saved the victim is misinterpreted as blossoming affection, and he begins to stalk her.