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Writing for Children and Young Adults with Patrice Lawrence

Presented by Writing Our Legacy.

The devil came down to Poynings, he was looking for a soul to take… Myths, legends and fairy tales are a wonderful resource for basing stories for children and young adults. Come and surprise yourself with the characters and storylines that flow out of your imagination prompted by old, familiar tales.

Patrice Lawrence was born in Brighton and brought up in Haywards Heath. Patrice is an award-winning writer of stories for children and young people. Orangeboy, her debut book for young adults was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award, won the Bookseller YA Prize and Waterstones Prize for Older Children’s Fiction and has been shortlisted for many regional awards. Indigo Donut, her second book about young adults, was published in July 2017. It was book of the week in The Times, Sunday Times and Observer and one of The Times top children’s books in 2017. Both books have been nominated for the Carnegie Award. Eight Pieces of Silva, published by Hodder in August 2020, is shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021 and the Jhalak Children’s and Young Adult Prize 2021. Patrice’s latest novel Splinters of Sunshine (Hodder) will be published in August 2021 and features the Sussex countryside.


“Fresh and important… Patrice Lawrence is a hot name in publishing.” The Times

“This compelling thriller from an award-winning writer is distinguished by brilliant nuanced characterisation.” The Guardian

“The multi-award winning Lawrence returns with this beautifully written story of a young gay teen searching for her missing sister.” The i

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