Lou Goggin has always scribbled in notebooks and diaries, writing stories and poems, and recording special quotes, notes and secrets.
Saltwater is in her blood and because she couldn’t grow gills, Lou became a marine biologist. As a scientist, she continued to write, publishing more than 30 scientific articles. When she found herself trying to unravel the genetic code of a single-celled parasite living in the testes of seastars, Lou knew it was time to get a broader perspective on life.
Lou re-trained as a science communicator so she could tell bigger stories, and help people understand and marvel at our natural world. She has written newsletters and brochures, as well as stories for science magazines and websites.
When Lou realised information alone doesn’t create advocates for nature, she penned an – as yet unpublished – eco thriller. She is now blending her scientific understanding with her (other) love of clay and learning to tell stories about nature in three dimensions.
Lou has lived in regional Australia for more than 20 years and is keen to share stories about life beyond the big smoke.