About Me


Lucy Powrie


The Casual

Hi! I'm Lucy Powrie, author of The Paper & Hearts Society, a series of books for teenagers. I live in the South West of England, and have three dogs and lots of guinea pigs.

I began writing The Paper & Hearts Society when I was sixteen, right in the middle of my GCSE exams (which I wouldn't exactly recomend!). I wanted to write a book that would make me feel less alone and give me a reason to shout about the things I loved most: books, friendship, mental health, and even more books.

When I'm not writing, you can mostly find me reading, eating Oreo chocolate, or making videos for my YouTube channel, lucythereader.

For 2018 and 2019, I'm the Brontë Society's Young Ambassador, helping to spread the word to young people about how amazing the Brontë sisters were. I'm also hard at work on the next book in the Paper & Hearts Society series!

The Formal

Lucy Powrie, also known as lucythereader, is an author and blogger from Wiltshire, UK.

At the age of 12, she set up Queen of Contemporary, a blog where she could discuss her favourite books with other, like-minded bookish people. It subsequently led to her being named as one of the Guardian’s Top Ten Best Book Bloggers, dubbed the ‘Zoella of Books’ by The Times, and she is also the winner of UK Young Adult Blogger Awards for Champion of YA and Champion of Social Media.
Lucy is also the creator and host of #UKYAChat, a weekly Twitter chat dedicated to all things YA fiction, and has spoken at various festivals and events, such as The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference, the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and the Oxford Literature Festival.
Lucy’s debut novel, The Paper & Hearts Society, was published by Hodder Children’s Books in June 2019. She is represented by Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton Agency.
August 4, 2019