Author and book coach Louise Branson has lived in and reported from dozens of countries including China, the former Soviet Union, the United States, the former Yugoslavia, and more. A former Sunday Times war correspondent and USA TODAY editorial writer, her writing and commentaries have appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Newsday, on CNN, CBS, PBS Newshour, C-SPAN, NPR, BBC, Sky News and more.

A UK native, Louise grew up in Uganda, attended boarding schools in Kenya and Britain, and graduated from the universities of Lancaster and Paris. She speaks several foreign languages.


Louise has co-authored bestselling biographies of Mikhail Gorbachev and Slobodan Milosevic with spouse Dusko Doder. Their latest book is a gripping spy thriller/love story memoir, The Inconvenient Journalist, about Doder's extraordinary Soviet Union journalism and the price he paid for dedication to telling the truth; Louise completed it after Lewy body dementia incapacitated him. This labor of love inspired her to become a certified book coach to memoir writers. She divides her time between Chiang Mai, Thailand, and the Washington DC area.