Louise M. Gouge has been married to David Gouge for over 50 years. They have four grown children and eight grandchildren. Louise attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, earning a BA in English/Creative Writing, and Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, earning a Master of Liberal Studies degree. Louise's novel, Ahab's Bride, Book One of Ahab's Legacy, (RiverOak Publishing, 2004) was her master's thesis at Rollins College. Hannah Rose, Book Two of Ahab's Legacy, was released in 2005, and was the honored with the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Son of Perdition, Book Three of Ahab's Legacy, was released in February 2006.
Louise now writes for Harlequin's Love Inspired Historical Line, with seven books published and more coming. Although she has written about the American Revolution and Regency England, her current time period is America's Old West era. Her twenty years of living in Colorado serve as an inspiration for many cowboy stories.
For sixteen and a half years, Louise taught as an adjunct professor of English and Humanities at Valencia Community College in Kissimmee, Florida. Having received her advanced education in middle age, she tried to inspire her younger students to complete their own education early. For her older students, Louise hoped her experiences proved that it is never too late for them to work toward their dreams. (Her first novel was published after she turned fifty!) In the classroom, she attempted to live out her Christian faith both in words and in action.
Now that she has retired from teaching, Louise spends her time writing Christian fiction, her primary occupation and labor of love.
Louise's favorite Bible verse is 'He shall choose our inheritance for us' (Psalm 47:4), a testimony to her belief that God has chosen a path for each believer. To seek that path and to trust His wisdom is to find the greatest happiness in life. [from Amazon.com Author Page, October 25, 2017]