Patrice Lawrence was born in Brighton, brought up in an Italian-Trinidadian family in mid-Sussex and lives in East London with her daughter, partner and Stormageddon, the tabby.

Patrice's debut YA novel, Orangeboy (Hodder, 2016), was greeted with a critical and prize-winning storm. Indigo Donut (Hodder, 2017), Patrice's second novel, met with great reviews, and was Book of the Week in The Times, The Observer and The Sunday Times.

Indigo lives with her foster mum, Keely. When she meets Bailey at sixth form, serious sparks fly, but Indigo has a secret that could ruin everything. When Bailey becomes the target of a homeless man who knows more about Indigo's past than is normal, he is forced to make an impossible choice.

  • Orangeboy  winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 and The Bookseller YA Book Prize 2017 and shortlisted for 2016 Costa Children's Book Award
  • "Fresh and important... Patrice Lawrence is a hot name in publishing." The Times 
  • "Lawrence is a vibrant, accomplished storyteller... but what really sets her writing apart is her skill in getting to the raw heart of her characters." The Observer 

 

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