Having grown up in Northern Ireland, Lara’s childhood was spent amongst the landscapes that inspired C.S Lewis’ Narnia stories. Throughout her career she has drawn inspiration from the world around her, writing stories from the heart, perfect for older readers.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the IBW Book Award, Lara Williamson’s stories have been praised for their unmistakable blend of warmth, humour, honesty and hope. The latest of her books, ‘Just Call Me Spaghetti Hoop Boy’, follows the story of 11 year old Adam Butters. When he discovers that his birth-mum originally named him Ace, Adam decides to live up to his fantastic name and refashion himself as his superhero alter ego – Spaghetti Hoop Boy!
‘Warm, heartbreaking and hilarious in turn… a fabulous book about love, families and making sense of life.’ – The Sunday Express
‘The book totally blew me away. I love it. It’s the best new voice I’ve read in ages.’ – Cathy Cassidy, author
‘A touching and humorous read, which will appeal to both girls and boys who enjoy emotionally challenging stories about family and friendship.’ – Bookbuzz