Lee Weatherly

Lee Weatherly has written more than 50 books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Angel series, and is published in 20 different languages. Awards for her work include the Sheffield Children’s Book Award, the Stockport Children’s Book Award and the Leeds Book Award; she was also shortlisted for the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the RoNA Award. Passionate about guiding new writing talent, Lee works as a mentor, including for The WoMentoring Project and Gold Dust, and over 15 years has taught workshops and residential courses for Arvon, SCBWI and at Hay, Edinburgh and YALC festivals – she’s seen many of her former students go on to writing careers of their own. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Lee lives with her husband and cat in a rambling Victorian house in the Scottish Borders, where she one day hopes to run a writers’ retreat.