Paula Rawsthorne is an award-winning writer of teen fiction. Her debut novel, The Truth about Celia Frost, has won multiple awards. Paula’s second novel, Blood Tracks is the winner of ‘The Rib Valley Book Award 2014’. Both books are published by Usborne.







The Truth about Celia Frost

Celia Frost is a freak. At least that’s what everyone thinks. Her life is ruled by a rare disorder that means she could bleed to death from the slightest cut, confining her to a gloomy bubble of safety. No friends. No fun. No life. But when a knife attack on Celia has unexpected consequences, her mum reacts strangely. Suddenly they’re on the run. Why is her mum so scared? Someone out there knows – and when they find Celia, she’s going to wish the truth was a lie… A buried secret; a gripping manhunt; a dangerous deceit: what is the truth about Celia Frost? A page-turning thriller that s impossible to put down.

Blood Tracks

Gina is a runner. With her feet pounding the ground and her dad watching, she feels as though she can fly. But when her dad dies in dramatic circumstances, Gina refuses to accept the explanations she is given. Struggling to find the truth, Gina finds herself plunged into a world far removed from the one she has known; a world of lies, crime and betrayal. A world that will make her question everyone and everything around her. And a world she can’t run from.


The training was very useful. Thought provoking and lots to work on and develop.

- Paula Rawsthorne