(born 1958 - ) - Edinburgh & Lothians
Lucinda Hare is a children's writer and illustrator from Edinburgh, who now lives in Lasswade in Midlothian. She was born in Edinburgh and raised in East Lothian. She studied history at history and worked in a number of roles in Scotland and South Africa. In 1999 she married her husband Paul and moved to Lasswade where she started adopting rescued animals - dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and hens.
Although Hare has always been a keen writer and illustrator of fantasy fiction and creatures, it wasn't until 2009 that her first novel, The Dragon Whisperer, was published, and it was shortlisted for the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books in 2010. Her novels are set in a fantasy world called Dragonsdome, and she has written two unpublished novels set in the same world from a young adult perspective. The map from the Dragonsdome world bears a remarkable similarity to that of Scotland, with many crossovers between the novels and the geography of Scotland.
The second novel in the series, Flight to Dragon Isle, was published in 2011, and the third, Dragon Lords Rising in 2012.
- The Dragon Whisperer
- Paperback - Corgi
Quenelda has always had a magical bond with dragons, and her greatest wish is to fly one and fight alongside her father in the war against the hobgoblins. Root, on the other hand, wishes only to avoid the fearsome creatures, so the role of Quenelda's esquire is the last thing he needs.
- Flight To Dragon Isle
- Paperback - Corgi
A brutal war against the united hobgoblin tribes rages, and Quenelda longs to accompany her hero Dragon Lord father into battle. But when the elite Stealth Dragon Service is ambushed and defeated - due to the dark treachery of the Grand Master - and her father is presumed dead, the Seven Sea Kingdoms are thrown into turmoil.
Lucinda Hare has provided BooksfromScotland.com with some illustrations from her novels, including the dragon Two Gulps and the dragon whisperer Quenelda.