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About Lisa Drakeford

Now a children’s tutor, Lisa Drakeford used to be a library assistant and became inspired to write by the brilliant young adult novels filling the shelves.

She started writing seriously four years ago, attending a number of writing courses and winning a place on the Writing East Midlands Mentoring Scheme. Her debut novel, The Baby, was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2014. Her newest novel, The Crash, will publish in July 2017. 

Accolades and awards

  • THE BABY
    Shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2014
  • THE CRASH
    Longlisted for the Redbridge Children's Book Award 2018

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THE CRASH is out today!

Lisa Drakeford's perfect UKYA novel The Crash is out today!

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NaNoWriMo Nov Day 9: Lisa Drakeford

For those hoping to enter the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition, who better to get writing tips from than a previous shortlistee? Lisa Drakeford was shortlisted for our comp back in 2014 with her novel The Baby (then called Birthday Surprise). We loved it so much, we couldn't let it go: fast-forward a year and Lisa's book was on bookshop shelves with a Chicken House logo on its spine!

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