Photo: Gulliver Moore

My name’s Sophia Bennett, and I write about girls discovering their inner power. Sometimes they’re fashion designers or models, sometimes they’re Victorian servants, and sometimes they’re spies. They’re always a lot braver than they know, and I love it when they finally figure that out.

I’m inspired by creativity, courage and kindness – so I explore the worlds of artists, musicians and adventurers who change the world. If you like tucking yourself under a blanket with a hot chocolate and a book and reading way past your bedtime, then my books are for you.

Since I won the Times/Chicken House competition in 2009 with Threads they’ve been published around the world, from Germany to Brazil, China and Japan. (China and Japan. Seriously. Isn’t that amazing? I have a great imagination but I never imagined that.) When I’m not writing them, I tend to be at home in London with my family, travelling to schools talking about writing, or teaching budding writers. I’m also the proud winner of the RONA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2017 for Love Song.

I possibly spend too much time wondering what it’s like to be a designer, or a model, or a reality TV reject, or to accidentally stow away on a superyacht, end up on a billionaire’s private island and try to save a whole country from an evil dictator, or to pose for a Pre-Raphaelite painter. Luckily, that’s my job.

Click here for the story of how I came to be published …

And here to find out more about all the books …

Links to articles, interviews and videos

This is me in Waterstones Piccadilly, talking about some of the books I read growing up. From Nancy Drew to Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – are any of your favourites here too?

Here’s a link to another video I did for a school who asked me questions about my writing life. If you want to know what it looks like in the shed (answer, messy – very messy) check it out.

An interview with Ferelith Hordon for Books for Keeps, written when Love Song came out.

A piece I wrote for The Guardian, answering the Abbey School library book clubs’ questions about writing and music.

An interview with Arianne at The Paper Alchemist, talking about art, history and writing the Ophelia series.

And here’s the first interview I did about being a published author, talking to Amanda Craig of The Times, for Threads.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close