Louisa has taught literature courses at the University of Washington as well as writing courses at the Evergreen State College and several Puget Sound area community colleges. Her short stories have appeared in Calyx, The Bellingham Review, and other literary journals, one having won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. An avid ballet dancer in her 50s, she also pursues wilderness adventures as a mountain climber, thru-hiker, and instructor of mountaineering.
She is the author of A Spiritual Evolution: How 14 after-effects of an NDE helped cure my addictions and changed my life, and an essay, God Evolved, as well as The Purpose of Gravity and Other Fabulous Stories.
A head-over-heels lesbian couple gets a visit from the narrator’s prim and proper mom, who advises them not to be lesbians - but with a surprising tale that casts a spell over their afternoon. Published in CALYX, 2005.
A frustrated writer feeling trapped in her marriage receives a coming-out letter from her closest girlfriend in college.
Winner of the 1992 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, published in Nimrod.
Two fine arts students deconstructing the notion of romantic love find their own friendship devolving toward an inevitably cliché attraction. Winner of the University of Washington's Milliman Award, published in Short Fiction by Women, 1993.