About the Authors

Louise Howland

Louise is eminently qualified to develop communication resources resources that teach about life. She holds a Master of Arts (Life writing, Image, Sound and Text), she is a qualified and experienced teacher and psychiatric nurse and has travelled and worked widely in all these areas in various countries throughout the world.  

With a natural gift for lateral thinking, and a learning and respect that comes from interaction and the sharing of ideas and experiences with a diverse range of people from around the globe, the Art of Conversation represents much of her vast experience and is shared with her extraordinarily talented creative partner, Keith Lamb, who developed the original concept. Amongst her loves are nature, books, writing, music, art and travel.

She founded the textile and arts company Rajmahal in 1986. She is also monthly columnist for Express Publications.

Keith Lamb

Keith migrated from England to Australia in 1970 and formed the successful, multi-cultural glam-rock band Hush. As lead singer and co-writer for much of Hush’s material, he lead the band to great national success, with many top ten hits such as Glad All Over and Boney Maronie. Keith toured Australia and New Zealand almost continuously for almost a decade and was a regular compere on the music shows such as Countdown, Sounds Unlimited, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, GTK and more.
After Hush, Keith performed in the first Australian production of Jesus Christ, Superstar, He produced many successful albums e.g. Pioneers (the poetry of Banjo Patterson set to music) which went triple platinum.
Keith co-wrote many songs for Status Quo, including several top 10 hits such as Ol’ Rag Blues and Over the Edge.
The ABC’s Australian Story made a documentary, narrated by Louise, tracing some of Keith’s life, from the Hush days to the present. Hush starred in the recent Countdown Spectacular Tour of Australia in 2006 to high acclaim.

Keith is the Creative Director for Rajmahal and TAOC®, The Art of Conversation.

Louise and Keith are passionate about conversation and its benefits. They have researched and developed TAOC® as a labour of love over many years. 

“The time has come”, the Walrus said, “to talk of many things”. Lewis Carroll.