Lara Williamson’s fourth stunning middle grade novel, The Girl With Space in her Heart is published today by Usborne.

This heart-warming, funny book is based around themes of love that is never lost and how change doesn’t always have to be scary…

Mabel Mynt knows a lot about space… like how we feel connected to the stars because we are all made of stardust. And that Mum’s new boyfriend, Galactic Gavin, has eyes that twinkle like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. And that sometimes the perfect place for her sister, Terrible Topaz, would be a black hole.

But Mabel doesn’t know how to fill the space in her heart that Dad left when he walked out. And so she sets out on a mission of discovery…

Lara’s writing has become a firm favourite with children and parents alike. Cath Cassidy said: “Lara’s writing is quirky, original and brilliantly addictive” 

Lara Williamson was born and studied in Northern Ireland.  After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design she moved to London and was Beauty Editor for J17 where she wrote and styled shoots, both in Britain and foreign locations.

Lara won The Jasmine Awards for Best Article in a Youth Title, and  the opening chapters of A Boy Called Hope received an Honorary Mention in Undiscovered Voices 2012.  Lara lives in London with her family.