Louise Prinsloo is a South African author whose work has appeared mainly in Afrikaans. She was born in Johannesburg on the 4th of July in 1946 and after matriculating at Helpmekaar Hoër Meisieskool, studied Junior Primary Education at Normaal Kollege in Pretoria where she graduated Cum Laude. In 1974 she studied drama under Aletta Gericke and went on to write for radio including Transwêreld Radio, Ligstraaltjies, Louise Smit Productions and RSG Drama.
Louise is known for her children's and youth literature, having published over twenty-seven books. The most popular of these is 'Gedaantes & Geraamtes', a series of ten books about the adventures of three friends and their run-ins with the supernatural. The first of the series - Geheim van Groukatlaagte went on to win the ATKV prize for children's literature while Spookhuis by die See was nomitated for an MER prize in the category of youth literature. She has also published a number of young adult novels including By Die Lêplek Van Die Leeus.
Louise lives in Pretoria with her husband, Daan Prinsloo.