and raised in Ireland...
Louise Gherasim came to the United States in the late 50’s. She is now retired after spending 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 is not only to entertain but also 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 high-handedness of the oppressor. Both peoples have borne the injustices and cruelties of the suppressed. Both are countries with civilizations and cultures far older and nobler than their subjugators and both remained, despite all odds, true to their Christian faith and traditions.“