Lucy Ribchester is the author of the bestselling Hourglass Factory and Amber Shadows. She has been awarded a Scottish Book Trust New Writers’ Award, a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and a Creative Scotland Open Project Award. Her short stories have been shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award and Manchester Fiction Prize and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The Hourglass Factory was also longlisted for the Historical Writers Association Debut Crown.
As a tutor and workshop leader, Lucy has worked in schools, prisons and community groups. Her particular area of interest is developing the confidence and skills of emerging readers and writers.
Lucy also writes contemporary thrillers under the name Elle Connel.