Louise Greig lives in Aberdeen, Scotland with her husband and their greyhound, Smoky. Her main interests are gardening, photography and writing poetry and childrens' picture books. She was also a founder director of a dog rescue and rehoming organisation.
She started writing in 2014 and has won several international poetry competitions including the inaugural Manchester Writing for Children Competition (MMU 2014), the Caterpillar Poetry Prize (2015), the Wigtown Poetry Competition (2015), the McLellan Poetry Prize (2017) and the Battered Moons Poetry Prize (2017). She was also jrunner-up in The Big Idea Competition (Chicken House Pub.) in 2014 & 2018.
Her first childrens' picture book, The Night Box, (pub. Egmont 2017) has been translated into 10 languages and was short-listed for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Teach Primary Book Awards and the Klaus Flugge Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. It was also awarded a Kirkus star in the US and its translation, La Nuit et la Petit Garçon, is La Cultura book of the year in France.