Louise Pennington, Baroness Bentinck, worked in advertising for five years before writing full-time. She was born in Bristol and has lived in Vienna, the background to her novel The Diplomat's Wife
. She has recently completed Bricks and Bones
, a thriller novel set in East Sussex where she now lives. Louise also writes for performance and her first full length feature, Don't Stop Breathing
, was shortlisted for the Oscar Moore Screenwriting Prize, and a play, Fractured
, formed part of Brighton's Little Theatre's 2012-13 calendar of productions.