Mrs Lucy Coats

Children’s and YA writer

I have worked both as an editor and bookseller, a tutor for Guardian Masterclasses, a contributing editor to Publishing Talk, and a magazine journalist. I am an ex-committee member for CWIG, and write children's books for all ages. My  MG series, Beasts of Olympus is now out from Piccadilly Press and Penguin Young Readers USA, along with publishers in Turkey, France, Italy, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. My YA novel, Cleo, about the teenage Cleopatra was published by Orchard Books in May 2015, and its sequel, Chosen, appeared in 2016. Find out more about my school visit programme at and follow me on Instagram as lucywriter

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Give seminars/workshops, Give talks and readings in schools, Write for magazines/newspapers, Journalist and broadcaster, Make personal appearances incl literary festivals, Give talks and readings to adults, Novelist, Poet,
Fiction, Fantasy, Children's Literature, Folk/Fairy Tales/Mythology, Storytelling, Poetry, Retellings