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Louise Gorday is an award-nominated author of ten novels, many of which center on life in a small fictional Southern Maryland town based loosely on Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Her plots range from historical fiction describing the founding of the amusement park in the early 1900s and a private investigator in the 1920s to the modern-day fantasy escapade of an immortal battling Pandora’s grandson for the dark muse of Edgar Allan Poe. Whether it be Solomons Island, Upper Marlboro, or a trip down a notched road, she loves to include local places and Maryland customs in her stories. Louise lives in Dunkirk, Maryland, with a very patient husband, two Shelties, and Emmett, an African Grey who sings the Sponge Bob Square Pants theme song.

"I could blame it on a stapler. Or maybe it was the Scotch tape, the dog ear, or the occasional white paste. Whatever it was, once I found I could join pieces of paper and write stories, I was forever enthralled by this great adventure called writing."

Louise's novel Edgar and the Flyboys was recently a finalist in Poe Baltimore's 2022 Saturday "Visiter" Awards, which honor artistic works that continue Edgar Allan Poe's legacy.

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