Paula Rawsthorne is a multi-award-winning writer of Young Adult fiction.  She loves writing twisting, gripping, thought-provoking thrillers which, she hopes, get people reading and talking.

Her novels The Truth about Celia Frost and Blood Tracks are published by Usborne.

SHELL is published by Scholastic and THE NEW BOY  was published by Scholastic in March 2019.





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New Boy Jack is clever, handsome and popular. At first Zoe is immune to his charms but soon falls under his spell. However, as their romance grows disturbing events arise – and Zoe doesn’t know who or what to believe until she discovers a secret so shocking it will leave her fighting for her life.

Falling in love can be dangerous when you don’t know who’s pulling the strings.





When Lucy wakes up cancer-free it should be a dream come true.

But trapped in a new body and faced with a life she didn’t choose, Lucy begins to question whether living as someone else is really living.

And as her new life unfolds, she discovers that cheating death comes at a price …

How far would you go to stay alive?


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The Truth about Celia Frost     

Celia Frost Is A Freak … at least that’s what everyone thinks. Her life is ruled by a rare disorder that means she could bleed to death from the slightest cut, confining her to a gloomy bubble of ‘safety’. No friends. No fun. No life.

But when a knife attack has unexpected consequences, her mum reacts strangely – and suddenly they’re on the run. Why is her mum so scared? Someone out there knows. And when they find Celia, she’s going to wish the truth was a lie.         


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Blood Tracks

Blood Tracks coverGina Wilson Is On The Edge… Her dad has died in mysterious circumstances, and she is the only one convinced that something isn’t right. As she struggles to find the truth, Gina is plunged into a world far removed from the one she has known – a world of lies, crime and betrayal. A world she can’t run from …

A dark and dangerous thriller with a harrowing secret at its heart.



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Paula’s books are available to buy from Hive who support independent booksellers. 

They are also available on Amazon and in all good bookshops

Buy   The Truth about Celia Frost 

Buy Blood Tracks.

Buy SHELL   

Buy The New Boy


Paula is a member of The Edge a collective of 8 UKYA authors. Check out their website.

Paula loves meeting students and visiting schools to do workshops and talks (see the Photos and comments on her Events page). If you would like Paula to do an event at your school or festival, see her Authors’ Aloud page.Authors Aloud logo