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The Chicken House Big Breakfast!

Here are some photos from the recent Chicken House Big Breakfast! This is an annual event that brings together Chicken House authors, publishers, reviewers, booksellers and other bookish types. It’s great fun and has great grub. I was particularly excited to see one of my ex-students, Giancarlo Gemin, as one of the crop of new […]

February 4, 2011 in Lucy Speaks by

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Me at the Costa Book Awards!

Hey Gang, Well, I went to the Costa Book Awards last night. There’s something gloriously indulgent about going to a book award ceremony which you know you haven’t won. You get to take photos of silly things for one thing (see below), get to feast on the delightful morsels of food without fear of them […]

January 26, 2011 in Awards and Nominations, Flyaway by

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Photos from the Southern Schools Book Award!

Hi Gang, Here are some photos from the recent Southern Schools Book Award (which STOLEN won!!). It was such a lovely night, full of fun, meeting nice people and muchos book signing! Here are just a few piccies so you can see too…. Enjoy the rest of your January, everyone! Wishing you apples and angelcake, […]

January 23, 2011 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen by


Stolen WINS the Southern Schools Book Award!!

Hey Gang, This is very cool! Plus, two awards in one week ain’t bad, hey?! When winning the SSBA comes hot on the heels of receiving a Michael Prinz Honor Award, I’m a very happy author indeed!  ;-) The SSBA is an absolutely lovely award to win because it’s entirely voted for and judged by […]

January 16, 2011 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen by


STOLEN is recognised as a Michael L Printz honor book!!

How exciting is this?!  Stolen has been recognised as one of this year’s Michael L Printz honor books. This is so flipping exciting to be recognised on such a prestigious set of awards. And look at that beautiful medal that all the American copies get to wear. It’s just so super exciting. Thanks wonderful American […]

January 10, 2011 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen by


Me blogging about Christmas on Chris Cheng’s blog

Hey gang, If you have any spare time and you want to hear me waffling on yet again about Christmas, then hop on over to Chris Cheng’s wonderful blog where I talk about what I miss about Christmas. If you don’t know it already, Chris Cheng is a fabulous Aussie writer for young people as […]

January 3, 2011 in General, Lucy Speaks, Random Thoughts by

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!

I wanted to write a blog post to wish you all a Merry Christmas.  Whatever you’re doing, out there in the world, I hope it’s special and I hope you have someone special to share it with. I’ve done many things at Christmas.  I’ve had a BBQ on the beach, I’ve eaten crayfish from an […]

December 24, 2010 in Flyaway, General, Lucy Speaks, Random Thoughts, Stolen by


Choccies from Scholastic!

Choccies from Scholastic!, originally uploaded by lucychristopher. Look at these beautiful creations! They are two good things at once….tiny works of art and also delicious chocolates by Marie Belle in New York. They are also from my wonderfully brilliant publisher in the States, Scholastic (thanks Ellie!!). I guess they are a Christmas present, but can […]

December 16, 2010 in General by

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The Gold Inky – THANKS!

Thanks so much for the fantastic award! Lucy x

December 10, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen by



As you can probably tell, I’m really rather excited about this fact. In fact, I need to scream very loudly right now …… STOLEN HAS WON THE GOLD INKY AWARD!!!!! There.  Did you hear me? I want to make sure and scream again, but in case you heard me the first time, here’s my acceptance […]

November 25, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen, Videos by


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