Lara Silverstone was born in Glasgow and grew up in Hertfordshire. She has written plays, fiction, stand-up comedy, and radio. Her first play was nominated for The Guinness Ingenuity Award, hosted by the National Theatre.
Lara then spent a number of years performing as a stand-up comedienne. Highlights included winning a place in the finals of Avalon’s New Act competition and the Comedy Store Hooch Award, where she performed alongside some of her comedy heroes. After one too many low points, spent in her broken down mini, stranded on a motorway, where she’d been returning from a £50 gig in Manchester, Lara cashed in her dream of the ‘bright lights’ for one of good health, a mortgage and a functional relationship. In short, Lara Silverstone got a calling… to teach.
Working in schools led Lara to an exposure and subsequent addition to children’s literature. ‘Poached Egg Tits and Thunder Thighs’ is Lara’s first YA novel.