About Louise Lenahan Wallace
Novelist and Author
The mother of two grown daughters, Louise Lenahan Wallace earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University while raising her daughters, in addition to working full time and pursuing a writing career.
Her efforts culminated in the successful printing of her first novel, Longing of the Day, published by GRIT and Capper’s Fireside Library/Ogden Publications, in 2000. The sequel, Day Star Rising, was also published by GRIT and Cappers in 2001. Her next novel, Days of Eternity, was published in 2007 and republished as Length of Days by All Things That Matter Press in 2016; Day Unto Day was published by All Things That Matter Press in 2010. Children of the Day, the next novel in the series, was also published by All Things That Matter Press in 2015.
“Her writing style is excellent. Her descriptions are good and I like the way her characters are developing.”
– Pacific Mist Books
owner, Marti McAllister-Wolf
Louise’s first novel, The Longing of the Day received a fourth place award in the genre novel category of the Pacific Northwest Writers Competition. She has won numerous other awards, including a Finalist in Chanticleer Reviews Published Novel Competition for her fourth novel Day Unto Day. Her short story/article “Chris’s Legacy of Laughter” also won a Finalist award from the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Competition. In May 2012, she received a second-place award in the San Mateo County Fair Literary competition for her short story, “Teacher of the Heart”, which is now included in their anthology, Carry the Light, available through Amazon. Her short story, “Communicating by Dinosaur”, won an Honorable Mention in San Mateo’s 2013 competition and is published in their anthology Carry the Light, Stories, Poems, and Essays from the San Mateo County Fair, available through Amazon. In April 2012, she received a first-place award in the Wyoming Writers Competition for her short story “Length of Days”. She received a commendation in Aesthetica’s Creative Works International Writing competition for her short story “Night Shadows”. Her short story, “The Warning” appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas which was published in October 2016. Her short story, “A Faded Card” was published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul in 1999, also available on Amazon, and her nonfiction article, “Eight Letters”, was published in Grit Magazine.
“The author’s compassion for the human experience comes through very strongly in the treatment of these characters ….”
– Pacific Northwest Writers Association Competition
In her hometown of Port Angeles, Washington, Louise Lenahan Wallace’s credits include: former editor of Footnotes, for the Strait Wheelers square dance club, and 12 years as Publicity Chair for the Clallam County Unit of the American Cancer Society during which the organization’s unit won an “Excellence in Action” award for “Public Relations Media”.