Louise Gherasim was born and raised in Ireland, coming to the United States in the late 1950’s. A retired teacher with B. Mus. and MA degrees, she spent 35 years in the classroom teaching everything from art, music, history and philosophy to English language and literature. She now lives in Oregon with her Romanian husband. An accomplished writer with an elegant literary style, Louise has written numerous stories set in Ireland and Romania. Her objective not only to entertain but to teach and instruct.
Louise knows Ireland through and through, its people and its history and never fails to capture the spirit of that warm and enduring land. She visited Romania and was immediately drawn to its people. "There is quite a remarkable resemblance between Ireland and Romania," she declares. "Both countries have known the highhandedness of the oppressor. Both peoples have borne the injustices and cruelties of the suppressed. Both are countries of civilizations and cultures far older and nobler than their subjugators and both remained, despite all odds, true to their Christian faith and traditions."