Love Song wins the Romantic Novel Award!

Posted by Jazz on Tuesday March 14th, 2017

We are thrilled that Sophia Bennett has won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her YA contemporary romance, Love Song – the only YA novel to do so in the Romantic Novelists' Association 57-year history! (more…)

NaNoWriMo Nov Day 21: Sophia Bennett

Posted by Jazz on Monday November 21st, 2016

We're nearly at the end of NaNoWriMo! With just over a week to go, here are some tips from acclaimed author (and previous Times/Chicken House Competition winner) Sophia Bennett to get you to the finish line ...  (more…)

#LoveSongDay

Posted by Jazz on Thursday April 14th, 2016

Last week we celebrated the release of the wonderful Love Song by Sophia Bennett with #LoveSongDay – a celebration of our favourite love songs! Twitter was alive with the sound of romance – from The Bee Gees to The Lion King, #LoveSongDay had an awesome soundtrack. (more…)

Sophia Bennett on Love Song's most important page

Posted by Jazz on Saturday April 9th, 2016

Out this month is the wonderful Love Song by Sophia Bennett, author of You Don’t Know Me, The Look, and the Threads series. Told with Sophia’s trademark warmth and authenticity, Love Song explores every teen girl’s dream: going on tour with the world’s biggest band. Well, every teen girl except for our heroine, Nina ...  (more…)

Children's Fiction Competition: Six Books On

Posted by Jazz on Wednesday August 26th, 2015

Sophia Bennett won the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition in 2009 with Threads. Six years down the line, Sophia has written five other books for Chicken House, and her seventh novel Love Song is due to publish next April. Here she looks back at getting that first phone call from Barry ...  (more…)

Children's Fiction Competition: What Makes a Winner?

Posted by Kesia on Tuesday July 21st, 2015

So you’ve written your children’s novel – or perhaps you’re planning on writing one before our 18 December deadline! – but either way you’re probably curious about what we’re looking for. Here’s a little info on past winners for an insight into who, and what, has won in the past … (more…)

Sophia Bennett

Sophia Bennett was born in Yorkshire in 1966 and grew up travelling around the world as an army child. She had wanted to be an author from a young age, but had various careers in business before taking the leap to writing books and screenplays.

In 2009 she won the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition with her debut novel, Threads, set in the world of London fashion. This was followed by the two sequels in the trilogy, Beads and Stars. The Look, a sensitive and wittily observed take on the modelling industry, was followed by two more books, You Don't Know Me and The CastleLove Song, Sophia's seventh book for Chicken House, was published in April 2016.

Sophia lives in London with her husband and four children, and regularly presents at schools and book festivals.