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Paula Rawsthorne is an award-winning writer of teen fiction.  Her debut novel, The Truth about Celia Frost, has won multiple awards.  Paula’s second novel, Blood Tracks is the winner of ‘The Rib Valley Book Award 2014’. Both books are published by Usborne.

 

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Read the first chapter and find out lots more about The Truth about Celia Frost     

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Read the first chapter and find out lots more about BLOOD TRACKS

Check out Paula’s Facebook page for all the latest news here.

Paula is on Twitter https://twitter.com/PaulaRawsthorne

Buy The Truth about Celia Frost .

Buy Blood Tracks.

Paula is a member of The Edge a collective of 8 UKYA authors. Check out our website and weekly blog.

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I’m excited to be able to reveal the cover of The Edge anthology of gripping short stories for Young Adults- ‘Stories from The Edge’ . Joy Court, chair person of Cilip Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards introduces the anthology by declaring,

I guarantee that these stories will leave readers gasping for more.”

‘Stories From The Edge’ will be published on 15th July together with free, downloadable discussion notes on The Edge website.    http://edgeauthors.blogspot.co.uk/

A blogtour will accompany the release of our book.

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Paula will be teaching a four session course on ‘Writing for Young Adults’ for Writing East Midlands at Nottingham Waterstones. See below for details and link for more information and booking.

Writing School East Midlands.   Writing Fiction for Young Adults with multi award winning YA writer Paula Rawsthorne.

4 session course. 11th June – 2nd July.  Saturdays 1-3pm      Venue- Waterstones Nottingham. 

Cost £64, £56 conc. 

These sessions will involve workshop exercises to develop your skills to write for Young Adults. Sessions will examine how to build suspense in your writing, creating believable characters, compelling stories and pacy plotting. Full details

Writing Fiction for Young Adults – Writing East Midlands 

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Paula is delighted to have been asked to be the patron of the East Midlands School Library Association. Our school librarians do a fantastic job of spreading the love of reading and books to young people. The SLA provides a chance for librarians to support each other in their work.  Our first meeting will be in April at Oakham School, Rutland.

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 Paula feels honoured to have been commissioned to write a story for Nottingham’s first ever ‘Big City Read’ .  The anthology includes tales from Nottingham legend, Alan Sillitoe, Booker shortlister, Alison Moore and best selling crime writer, John Harvey.  Entitled ‘These Seven’, this bespoke City Read will be launched on 17th July at Nottingham Council House, preceded by a ‘Flashmob Read’ in the Market Square.  Read about this fantastic initiative that aims to get the city reading, discussing and writing. http://www.nottinghamcityofliterature.com/these-seven-sneak-preview-in-lowdham/#more-1207

Nottingham's bespoke 'Big City Read'

Nottingham’s bespoke ‘Big City Read’

Paula is doing numerous events around the ‘These Seven’ anthology. Please look at her ‘Events’ page for further information.

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After a great year working with students at Nottingham Emmanuel School Paula is now the  First Story writer in residence for Nottingham Academy Ransom Road.  She’s really looking forward to doing workshops with the students from September 2015.

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Paula is delighted to announce that ‘Blood Tracks’ has won The Rib Valley Book Award and been shortlisted for the following Book Awards;

‘North East Teen Book Award’  2014. Read about it here.

The St.Helens Book Award (BASH) 2014

The Leeds Book Award (11-14) 2014

 

If you would like Paula to do an event at your school, festival or book group, see her Authors’ Aloud page.Authors Aloud logo

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