Louise Johncox is a journalist who has written articles published in The Sunday Times, The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. Louise was born in Weybridge, Surrey, where her father worked as a baker and chocolatier in the family tea shop from 1958 to 2000. Louise comes from a long line of pastry chefs originating from Poschiavo on the Swiss Italian border. Instead of following in the family tea shop tradition, Louise trained as a journalist. She worked as a staff writer on The Times where she commissioned food articles for The Magazine and as Assistant Editor on Sunday Times, ‘Style’. Louise is a former lecturer at Bath Spa University where she completed her PhD in Creative Writing. Louise is the author of The Baker’s Daughter (available as a hardback) and A Life Shaped by Cakes (Louise’s longer version PhD baking memoir available as an ebook). Louise writes a monthly column, On The Tea Shop Trail, for Surrey Life magazine.