Hayley Lawrence

Hayley Lawrence was a lawyer in the heart of Sydney before trading city life for the coast when she married a pilot. Hayley now writes Young Adult fiction surrounded by the mayhem of her five vivacious little ladies.

Inside the Tiger was inspired by the five years Hayley spent writing to and visiting a death row prisoner in Thailand. It was an experience that highlighted to her the harrowing realities of prisoners, especially those awaiting execution. In 2016, Inside the Tiger won a Litlink Fellowship at Varuna, The Writer’s Centre. In 2017, Inside the Tiger also won a PIP Fellowship at Varuna and was a finalist for the Vogel Prize, run by Allen and Unwin in conjunction with The Australian.

Inside the Tiger is currently under consideration by publishers.