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Creative Writing Retreat 2018

6th – 13th October 2018 at Rancho Las Cascadas, Mexico Looking for time to write? Join bestselling authors Melvin Burgess and Lucy Christopher for seven days of free time to write, ride, swim, sunbathe and take inspiration from the wonderful surroundings at Rancho Las Cascadas. This luxury Mexican Writing Retreat offers free horse riding and yoga, […]

December 7, 2017 in General by

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2017 Creative Writing Retreat Success

From 14th – 21st October, we ran our second Creative Writing Retreat at the Rancho. And what a wonderful, inspiring and generative week we had! Together, Melvin Burgess and me (Lucy Christopher) tutored our students individually on their work-in- progress, as well as provided workshops on getting started, story structure, plot, editing, and setting (among […]

October 24, 2017 in General by

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Writing in the wild

Saturday 24 June 2017 10am – 4:30pm, Newport Wetlands Are you a budding Gerald Durrel? Do you wish you could write? Now is your chance! On the 24th of June 2017, the RSPB Newport Wetlands near Newport are proud to host “Writing in the Wild” – a writing course aimed at adults who would love […]

June 13, 2017 in General, Writing Retreat by

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Lucy is interviewed by 11 year old Orla Ambrose about her writing and new work.

Here is gorgeous Orla Ambrose interviewing Lucy Christopher about her writing process and about her new work – you might even get a sneak preview of the new book if you keep watching! :-) Interview with Lucy Christopher by Orla Ambrose from Lucy Christopher on Vimeo. 11year old Orla interviews Lucy about her writing and […]

November 2, 2016 in General, Lucy Speaks, Random Thoughts, Videos by

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Creative Writing Retreat at Rancho Las Cascadas

        A Specialist Week of tutoring in Writing for Young People (to include writing for children and young adults). November 12 –19, 2016 @ Rancho Las Cascadas – Fiction for young people often uses wild places and natural settings in innovative and evocative ways. What better place to explore this powerful combination than […]

July 27, 2016 in General, Stolen, Teaching, The Killing Woods, Writing, Writing Retreat by

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Writing the Wild – creative writing workshop on June 18th

I’m running a full-day workshop in the beautiful Newport Wetlands nature reserve on the 18th June. It will focus on writing setting, and we will use the spectacular reserve for inspiration. This is the nature reserve where I once worked as a field guide, and the reserve that inspired much of my book FLYAWAY. Details […]

June 10, 2016 in Flyaway, General, Writing by

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Riding And Writing At The Rancho – The Perfect Combination!

  I came to Rancho Las Cascadas by accident. I had been invited to speak at the Guadalajara International Bookfair and I was looking for somewhere idyllic to spend a few days afterwards. I wanted rejuvenation and a bit of ‘soul-time’. Perhaps a beachside yoga retreat would revive me out of my current writer’s block; […]

June 3, 2016 in General, Lucy Speaks, Teaching, Writing, Writing Retreat by

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UKYA Egg Hunt !!

Welcome to this portion of the UKYA Easter Egg Hunt, brought to you by Lucy Christopher and Sarah Benwell! One very lucky winner will win a huge grand prize of signed books by over thirty YA authors who write and live in the UK. Up for grabs from us, are signed copies of THE KILLING […]

March 19, 2015 in General by


US Book Tour for The Killing Woods – MORE DATES ADDED

Hi Everyone – here are a few more dates for my upcoming The Killing Woods US Tour. Really hope I can see lots of my wonderful readers and thank you in person for being so great.  – Lucy :-)   Tuesday January 21st: Seattle PUBLIC talk at University Bookstore, Bellevue (with author Sara Larson), 6pm […]

January 18, 2014 in Book Tours, General, The Killing Woods by

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US Book Tour for The Killing Woods – DATES

Hi everyone,   I’m thrilled to say I am now on a US Book Tour for my new novel, The Killing Woods. Here are some of the dates of my events if you want to come along (would love to see you!!)   Tuesday January 21st: Seattle PUBLIC talk at University Bookstore, Bellevue (with author […]

January 16, 2014 in General by

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