Louise Peterkin lives in Edinburgh. Her work has appeared in various publications including New Writing Scotland and The Dark Horse. In 2016 she won a New Writers Award for poetry from the Scottish Book Trust. She enjoys creating characters within her work and her poems explore her fascination with cinema, particularly horror and film noir, mythology and fairy tales. She regularly performs at spoken word and poetry events. She works for the University of Edinburgh Library. She is currently working on her first collection of poetry.