I’m a writer living in south west England on the red shores of the Jurassic Coast. It’s a beautiful, mysterious part of the country, steeped in myth and folklore. And so unsurprisingly, it’s a perfect place in which to make up stories.
In the vein of most writers, I’ve been making up stories for a long time. Despite training to be an actor, books have always been my first love. My parents read a lot to us as children so I guess it’s their fault my sister and I both turned out as authors.
I have a BA and MA in Creative Writing from the University of London and three books published with Pan Macmillan. I also work for Waterstones Booksellers and co-host a feminist podcast called Breaking the Glass Slipper, which you can read more about right here.
I’m represented by Veronique Baxter of David Higham Associates. If you’re curious, you can check out STARBORN, Book One of The Worldmaker Trilogy here and my events page for info about where I’ll be next.
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Lucy Hounsom is the author of The Worldmaker Trilogy. Her first book, STARBORN, was shortlisted in the 2016 Gemmell Awards for Best Fantasy Debut. Her fourth book, SISTERSONG, a reimagining of the folk tale ‘The Twa Sisters’ is set in Devon and will be published by Pan Macmillan in 2021. She works for Waterstones and co-hosts the intersectional feminist podcast ‘Breaking the Glass Slipper’, which won Best Audio in the 2019 British Fantasy Awards. Lucy lives in Devon.