Lucy Powrie

Hello! I’m Lucy Powrie, author of The Paper & Hearts Society series.

I am available to do school visits in person or over Skype, and work with students aged between 12 and 18, with a range of talks and workshops available.


How I Wrote (and published) a Book as a Teenager

This is a 1 hour talk, discussing how I wrote my first novel while doing my GCSES, the publication process from first draft to editing, and offers insight and tips into how students, too, can write their own books. It also discusses other roles in publishing, such as cover design, translation, sales and marketing, in the hope of engaging all students in the world of books. Included is a Q&A session, and this talk also features a Q&A session.

It works well for both large and small groups.

More coming soon!

Please note that, due to my schedule, I am currently only taking limited requests for school visits, but am likely to increase the number I can do in the future.

I am based in Wiltshire, England, and offer reduced rates to schools in the county, and am happy to travel around the UK.

I charge in accordance with the Society of Authors’ recommended rates. Travel expenses are included on top of the fee, and if travel times are over 3 hours, overnight accommodation may be required.

For autumn term 2020 school visits and onwards, please do get in touch with me directly at, where I can send over my school visits information pack which includes my fees and other information.


I am the YA author of The Paper & Hearts Society series, published by Hodder Children’s Books. I’ve been a book blogger for the past eight years, discussing my favourite books and offering recommendations, and also have my own YouTube channel, where I have over 35,000 subscribers.

Between the beginning of 2018 and the end of 2019, I was the Brontë Society’s Young Ambassador and I have just finished working on the second book in The Paper & Hearts Society series, Read with Pride, published in May 2020.

I have experience speaking at major literary festivals, such as Cheltenham Literature Festival and Bath Children’s Literature Festival, as well as library and industry conferences.