In the Bath with Maggie Stiefvater

Here is Maggie Stiefvater and I sharing some bubbles! Well, not that you can actually see the bubbles in this picture (a helpful publicist kindly removed the glasses of Moet out of shot before it was taken!). But nevertheless, this is me and MAGGIE STIEFVATER at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. How cool is that?! And yes, the length of Maggie’s arm is also impressive. Perhaps this is why she is such a prolific writer. Perhaps the sheer length of her arm means that she can write for days and never tire. Either way, she’s a fab writer and here’s me … meeting her!

For those of you who don’t know it, Maggie Stiefvater has kindly agreed to provide the author endorsement on the US paperback edition of STOLEN. She has also blogged about how much she enjoyed reading STOLEN on her amazing website ( So, all in all, this was a starstruck moment.

I also had the priviledge of seeing Maggie Stiefvater and Jennifer Lynn Barnes in conversation, talking about ‘why werewolves’ and other random things like ‘monkey group behaviour’. It was fascinating, and also very funny.

I spent the rest of my delightful day out at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival meeting up with past students, having a coffee with the gorgeous Julia Green (author of such amazements as Drawing with Light and Blue Moon), watching the Great Cornelia Funke talk about her thrilling new book Reckless, and chatting with my publisher Barry about a new piece of Secret Stolen Film News!! He He He He. I know something you don’t know (you’ll have to imagine the singsong voice that was just in my head!). I also got SPOTTED! Yes, that’s right …. someone came up to me with exactly the words one doesn’t want to hear when one is trying to inconspicuously stalk Maggie Stiefvater : “ARE YOU LUCY CHRISTOPHER?”

I was, you could say, rather bowled over.

In other news, today is meant to be Day One of the New Writing Regime (NWR). So far, I’ve blogged (twice…don’t forget, I’m also Writer in Residence for, I have eaten crumpets, and I have sat in the sun with only a tshirt on(plus other clothes to cover legs etc…don’t worry, I’m no nudist.). On the plus side for the NWR, I have downloaded some songs to inspire me to write it. Also, hearing yesterday that Jennifer Lynn Barnes can write a book in 6 weeks has somewhat terrified me into action.

And on that note, I must depart. It’s time for me to place hands firmly on my hips and stare squarely at Book 3.

Wishing you fun and frolicks,


Categories General, Random Thoughts, Stolen, Writing | Tags: | Posted on October 4, 2010

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  1. by Jen

    On October 4, 2010

    I’m sorry I blew your cover!!

    I was just really excited… :)

  2. by Lucy Christopher

    On October 4, 2010

    Oh, totally no worries! It was absolutely wonderful to meet you and thank you SOO much for saying hi! I’m just a little shy flower really!! But it really was lovely to meet you …. ;-) and any time you need an author in your school…… Hope you had a good trip back up north! Lucyx

  3. by Jen

    On October 4, 2010

    Oh, I am glad! I am just about to order Flyaway… I can’t believe I didn’t realize there was a second book! (I am a rubbish fan apparently!!)

    I will talk to our librarian! (Are you based in the UK now, rather than Australia?)

    Jen x

  4. by Claire

    On October 4, 2010

    Wow, I so want to become part of the writing world! I want to be part of such a great community!
    I might talk to my librarian too.. an author visit would be great at our school! :)

  5. by Lucy Christopher

    On October 4, 2010

    Sure Claire, that would be fab too! Hopefully your school is in the UK? Lucy

  6. by Claire

    On October 4, 2010

    Haha, yep it is! : )

  7. by Scarlet

    On October 5, 2010

    Aw yay, sounds like a fun time.

  8. by Soraya

    On October 5, 2010

    Hello hello,
    Your new blogs are giving me some chuckles ;P
    Lovely new website,Lucy!

  9. by Jui

    On October 5, 2010

    Wow, you seem to have enjoyed…
    Great new website, Lucy…
    (Ugh, now I feel odd)
    And, yeah, Maggie does have pretty long hands doesn’t she?
    You stalked her?! WOW, though I would have done exactly that and never been seen. But I’m just tiny. And good at being invisible.
    I’ll stop talking/typing now.

  10. Hi Lucy!

    I was there too! I looked out for you but couldn’t see you anywhere. I also know you teach at BSU where i just started so i’m keeping my ye out around campus too!

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