Louise Byres has written several plays including The Valentine Card,The Counsellor, Painkillers, and Mixed Marriages. A Christmas Riddle was written in Australia in 1986 and professionally performed the same year at the Bay Street Theatre, Sydney. Louise now lives in London with her husband. She also writes crime fiction and screenplays under her real name of Louise Burfitt-Dons. She is the founder of children’s charity Act Against Bullying.