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Like a lot of authors, Louis White has struggled to complete his first novel, It is Only Me. He has been working on it for ten years, but has set 2015 as the absolute deadline for its completion and publication. In the meantime however, Louis found inspiration at Bondi Beach for a second book, Sandcastles which he then wrote in a mere nine hours!
“I was at Bondi Beach (in Sydney) one day staring out to sea, watching the waves rolling into shore. I was looking for inspiration for It is Only Me,” says Louis, “but instead, the idea for Sandcastles came to me.”
Sandcastles is the story of a woman, Lisa-Mae who embarks on a journey to understand the meaning of her life. Stressed out by the demands of modern society, she finds inspiration from a bird that leads her to a beach where she finds a little boy building a sandcastle.
“It was very easy to write,” says Louis. “It sums up the problems we face in modern society with too much time spent working and focussing on everyday problems rather than what is really important, what is right there in front of us, and what we want to do with our lives.”
Louis is a well-established freelance journalist based in Sydney. He regularly contributes to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and for nine years contributed to the prestigious newspaper, The Australian. He has several degrees from Australia and England including an Executive MBA from the Cranfield School of Management. “I love reading and studying,” says Louis. “In the next few years I hope to undertake a PhD researching entrepreneurship.”
To date, Louis has visited 30 countries and has lived in Japan and England. “You learn more about yourself while living overseas for a few months than you do in in a lifetime staying in the city you grew up in,” he says.
You can connect with Louis through his website, on Facebook and Twitter. Sandcastles is available at all major online retailers including Amazon.com and directly from Louis’ website. And watch the video book trailer for Sandcastles.
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