About Laura

Laura Wood is a bestselling author whose first novel won the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children's Writing in 2014. She writes mainly for children and young adults. 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 books have been translated into lots of different languages and she's lucky enough to have readers all over the world.

Laura lives in Warwickshire with her husband, and their dog, Bea. Her favourite things are: Georgette Heyer novels, Cornwall, Fred Astaire films, cups of tea, Parks and Rec, travelling to far flung places, fancy cocktails, recipe books, poetry, doughnuts, Eva Ibbotson, cosy woollen cardigans, Ted Lasso, crisp autumn leaves, Being near the sea, Jack Gilbert, scented candles, new stationery, Rufus Sewell's cheek-bones, and drinking lashings of ginger beer.

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.