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Lucy wins the BRANFORD BOASE award

Lucy is thrilled to announce that her debut novel, Stolen, has WON the 2010 Branford Boase award!! This is a really special award that celebrates the best debut novel for young people published in the UK over the last year! It’s a real honour to be chosen for this, and Lucy is very grateful. For […]

July 16, 2010 in Awards and Nominations by


Ty gets shortlisted for best Villain!

We are thrilled to anounce that Ty MacFarlane, anti-hero of STOLEN, has been nominated for BEST VILLAIN for the Indigo Teen Read Awards! This is a fantastic new award that has been organised by Indigo Booksellers in Canada and , the best bit of all … this award is decided by YOU! That’s right, you […]

July 6, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen by

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HULL Children's Book Award

Lucy is delighted to have won, and accepted, the Hull Children’s Book Award (Key Stage 3) for her debut novel, Stolen. Lucy travelled up to Hull for a special award ceremony which was attended by teens from the local schools, as well as the rather fabulous local librarians. The Hull Children’s Book Award is a […]

July 5, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen by

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Lucy's recent trip to the USA

Lucy has been busy over the past few weeks, first traveling to Bedfordshire to attend the Bedfordshire book festival, then Berkhamstead for a lovely school visit, and then to Hull for the Children’s Book Award. During this, Lucy has also found time to fit in a visit to the USA! She was out there with […]

July 4, 2010 in Book Tours, Lucy Speaks by

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Visit to the USA

Lucy is over the moon about visiting the USA soon. She will first be travelling to New York to meet her fantastically wonderful Scholastic team, and then heading off to Washington D.C to be a part of this year’s American Librarian’s Association Conference. How exciting is that?! Apart from a visit to Disneyland and Hawaii […]

June 14, 2010 in Book Tours, Lucy Speaks by

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STOLEN on the short list for the Branford Boase Award

STOLEN joins six other fantastic novels on this impressive short list for this fantastic award. Not least, STOLEN is sharing the short list with “stable mate” Rachel Ward, another Chicken House chicken and author of the fabulous Numbers. STOLEN’s editor Imogen Cooper is also the editor of Numbers, so a double celebration for this very talented […]

May 18, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Stolen by

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Book Trailer for STOLEN…

Check out this fantastic book trailer made for the American edition of STOLEN: httpv://

May 16, 2010 in Stolen, Videos by

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Lucy talks about her books on YouTube

See Lucy speaking about her books in Australia recently: httpv://

May 10, 2010 in Lucy Speaks, Videos by

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Lucy heads Down Under

Lucy will be visiting Australia from the 5th – 25th April to coincide with the Australian launch of her second novel, Flyaway, and to celebrate the recent CBCA shortlisting for Stolen. She will be visiting and talking to various schools and bookshops while she is out there, and also holding an official launch party for […]

April 7, 2010 in Awards and Nominations, Book Tours by

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Australian Launch Party for Flyaway (all welcome!)

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the Australian launch party for Lucy’s second novel, Flyaway. More details can be found on the events section of Lucy’s Facebook Fanpage (where you can RSVP, too).  But just quickly, the Flyaway Launch Party will be held on 15th April from 5.30pm in Enchanted by Books in Williamstown (177 […]

April 6, 2010 in Book Tours, Flyaway by

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