Lucy Powrie, also known as lucythereader, is a blogger and YouTuber from Wiltshire.
She set up www.queenofcontemporary.com in 2012 and has since been named as one of the Guardian’s Top Ten Best Book Bloggers, dubbed the ‘Zoella of Books’ by The Times, and won the inaugural UK Young Adult Blogger Award for Champion of YA.
She is 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, the School Library Association conference and the Oxford Literature Festival. In 2018, she became the Brontë Society Young Ambassador and was one of the judges of the YA Book Prize 2018.
Her first book, The Paper & Hearts Society, was published by Hachette Childrens in June 2019, and was a lead title for the publisher at the previous April’s Bolonga Book Fair. The sequel, The Paper & Hearts Society: Read with Pride will be out May 2020.
When not writing or blogging, Lucy looks after her 100 guinea pigs, who don’t care to hear about books unless they feature lots of hay, cucumber and carrots. Needless to say, they aren’t very good critique partners!