Lisa Thompson wrote her first novel when she was 9 years old.
At the time, Lisa wasn’t allowed to have horse riding lessons but she soon discovered she could live out her dream through writing, so her book was about a girl who opened her own horse sanctuary.
It took 30 years of dreaming about being a writer before she actually sat down and wrote another book – The Goldfish Boy.
Before becoming a writer she was employed in radio production for BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 where she worked on many afternoon plays, comedy shows and live music events.
During this time she got to make tea for lots of famous people.
She lives in Suffolk with her family and her second novel, The Light Jar, is out in January 2018.
Shortlisted Books by Lisa Thompson
The Goldfish Boy
A great case of characters and an intriguing mystery - I loved it!
Matthew likes sparkling clean surfaces, staying safe in his bedroom and making notes about his neighbours. He hates germs, going outside and feeling like a disappointment to his mum and dad.
When a toddler staying next door goes missing, Matthew finds himself at the centre of the mystery. Everyone of his neighbours is a suspect - and Matthew is the key to working out what happened, even as his own secrets begin to unravel.
At story about finding friendship when you're lonely - and hope when all you feel is fear.
A genuinely clever mystery
This book was shortlisted in: 2018