Paula Rawsthorne is a writer of Young Adult fiction. Her multi-award winning, thought-provoking thrillers, The Truth About Celia Frost, Blood Tracks, Shell and The New Boy get teenagers reading and talking.
Paula’s short stories for teenagers have been commissioned by Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and published in an anthology of award-winning Young Adult authors. Her stories for adults have been broadcast on Radio 4 and published in anthologies of contemporary fiction.
She’s a Creative Mentor for care-experienced young people and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and a mentor and tutor for Curtis Brown Creative.
Paula is invited to do workshops in schools throughout the UK and is a cheerleader for fabulous school librarians. She has been a writer in residence for First Story since 2015. She lives in Nottingham with her husband and three children who are all much taller than her.