Paula Rawsthorne is an award-winning writer of  Young Adult fiction. A former social-worker, she writes gripping, thought-provoking thrillers. Paula’s talent for writing was first noticed when she won the BBC Get Writing competition and her comedy was read by Bill Nighy on Radio 4. Her debut novel, The Truth about Celia Frost, has won multiple awards including the Leeds book Award 2012, Sefton Super Reads Award 2012 and the Nottingham Brilliant Book Award 2012. Paula’s second novel, Blood Tracks is the winner of The Rib Valley Book Award 2014.

Paula is writer-in-residence at The Nottingham Academy, Ransom Road.