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Flyaway Shortlisted for Costa Book Awards!

The news that Flyaway is on the shortlist for Children’s Section of the Costa Book Awards has just been announced.  It’s tremendously exciting. Flyaway is such a special book to me.  It’s taken me years to get it right, and, more than anything I’ve ever done this book taught me how to write.  I have […]

November 16, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Flyaway, General by


Stolen at the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Well, Stolen didn’t win the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, but Look! Stolen did get to share the stage with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard! Who’s upstaging who…? ;-) The Young Adult Fiction winner was Bill Condon, with his FABULOUS  ‘Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God’!  Congratulations! REMEMBER: Voting is still open for […]

November 11, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen by


Prime Minister’s Awards

In just a couple of hours time the winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards will be announced in Melbourne. Stolen is shortlisted for the new and absolutely fabulous YA section of this award, but so are many other totally brilliant books! I wish all the authors the very best of luck, both for the YA […]

November 7, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen by

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Don’t forget – I’m speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival tomorrow (Sat 16th) at 4.15pm with the wonderful Barry Cunningham and talented CJ Skuse (my friend, fellow Chicken author and, believe it or not, ex-student!).  Come along, why don’t you?!! There are still tickets available. We will be talking about the X Factor in teen […]

October 15, 2010 in Book Tours, Flyaway, Lucy Speaks, Stolen by

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Awards, Awards, Awards!

Hey, guess what Gang!? Both of my books have recently been listed for brilliant book awards! Firstly, FLYAWAY has been longlisted for the lovely and prestigious UK Literacy Award. This is a fab and important award, voted for by teachers and with the aim of picking a book that uses language in a particularly evocative or […]

October 12, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Flyaway, Stolen by


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?! […]

October 4, 2010 in General, Random Thoughts, Stolen, Writing by



OK, I’m kind of getting into the hang of this blog idea now.  I thought I might tell you a bit about the kinds of things that are going on in my writing life right now.  There are a few excitements! Firstly, for the month of October, I am the official Writer in Residence for […]

October 2, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, General, Lucy Speaks, Random Thoughts, Stolen, Writing by


My first blog post!

So, I’ve never had my own Blog before…and it’s exciting to be writing this from my ole trusty iPhone on a wet and windy morning in my mum’s house in South Wales. So, hello out there! Lucyx

September 29, 2010 in Random Thoughts by


Lucy chats to On Our Minds

While in New York, Lucy popped into the Scholastic Offices to answer 5 questions for their fabulous blog, On Our Minds. Check this out here: On Our Minds @ Scholastic Also check out the nice stuff it says about Chicken House and Barry Cunningham (Lucy’s great UK publishing house, and publisher!)

August 5, 2010 in Lucy Speaks by

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STOLEN shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards

This is really exciting to announce! Stolen has battled fierce competition to make it onto the inaugural Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult fiction in Australia. The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate the contribution of Australian literature to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. Lucy is especially thrilled about this award as she is […]

July 27, 2010 in Awards and Nominations by

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