Louise Crawford is the founder of Brooklyn Social Media, a firm devoted to PR and social media for authors, artists and entrepreneurs. Since 2004, she has published the popular Brooklyn blog Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn. She is also the founder of the Brooklyn Blogfest, an annual networking event for bloggers, and Brooklyn Reading Works, a monthly thematic reading series at the Old Stone House in Park Slope now in its eighth year.
From 2005-2010, Louise wrote Smartmom, a weekly column for The Brooklyn Paper about parenting and modern life. From 2001-2008, Louise was the editor of The Link, a bi-weekly newsletter for FDNY families who lost loved ones on 9/11, which was distributed by the FDNY Counseling Service Unit.
From 1986-1996, Louise was a video producer at Zacks and Perrier and Batwin + Robin Productions, where she created videos for corporations, non-profits, museums and theatrical productions including the award-winning There Are Many Ways of Seeing, a video installation for the National Museum for the American Indian, and projections for Bring in Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk at the Public Theater. A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities and the Brooklyn Arts Council, Louise won a Blue Ribbon Award at the American Film Festival for her documentary film In A Jazz Way.
Louise is the author of two unpublished novels Searching for Bio Dad and The Last Sublet and two unpublished books of poetry 5:10 on Thursday and Anarchists Don’t Return Phone Calls. She has a BA from SUNY Binghamton where she studied history and cinema.