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Laura Wood and her dog Bea writing

About Laura

Laura Wood is a bestselling author whose first novel won the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children's Writing in 2014. She also has a PhD in nineteenth century literature from the University of Warwick.

Her middle-grade novels have been shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards and the Blue Peter Book Awards, while her YA novels have been shortlisted for the YA Book Awards, the Books are My Bag Awards and the Romantic Novelist's Association Awards.Her debut adult novel, Under Your Spell, will publish in 2024.

Laura lives in Warwickshire with her husband, and their dog, Bea. Her favourite things include: Reading romance novels, Fred Astaire films, cups of tea, fancy cocktails, recipe books, poetry, cosy woollen cardigans, crisp autumn leaves, Rufus Sewell's cheekbones, Being near the sea, scented candles, and new stationery.

P.S All the beautiful artwork on this website was created by illustrator, Jen Khatun. You can find out more about her and her work here.

Laura Wood Bea in autumn leaves
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