Hi! I’m Lucy Powrie, a teenage blogger and social media content creator from the UK. I started blogging in April 2012 and followed this up by creating my own YouTube channel in November 2013, although my time on the Internet dates back to when I was 8 and started a website dedicated to Sylvanian Families. Yes, that was an actual thing.
Now I commandeer this corner of the Internet to mainly talk about books but also other subjects that are important to me – feminism, mental health and supporting other teenagers with big dreams just like mine.
My favourite books include Magus of Stonewylde by Kit Berry, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. I’m also partial to a bit of Jane Austen from time to time and will never cease to recommend Holly Bourne, Louise O’Neill and Lauren James’ books.
I’m the creator of #ukyachat on Twitter, a bi-weekly chat where we discuss all things YA fiction. The chat regularly trends in the UK. You can visit the #ukyachat page to find out more here.
In 2015, I won a UK Young Adult Blogger Award for Champion of YA and have been featured as one of the Guardian top ten best book bloggers, a top five best YouTuber who talks about books by Sugarscape and as a teenage super-blogger by Reveal Magazine.
I have spoken at various festivals and events, including the Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2014, the Oxford Literature Festival in 2015, the Young Adult Literature Convention in 2015 and the School Library Association conference in 2016. To discuss booking an event, please contact me here.