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 speech for winning the award instead:

Unfortunately, my grandfather has been very ill this past week so I wasn’t able to attend the awards in person (which I was REALLY sad about! :-( … ) However, my dear old dad picked up the award for me.  I can’t wait to see it in person next week. What a treat!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for my debut book to win this amazingly wonderful prize.  I really am very grateful.  This is SUCH a great prize to win.  The best thing about this prize is that it’s voted for by YOU, my teenage readers.  Wow.  So I guess that must mean you kinda like my book?  Gosh, I really am very grateful.  THANK YOU!!

I’ll  be back home in Melbourne early next year so hopefully I’ll get to meet a few of you wonderful voters then. Sure hope so anyway. If anyone has any requests for visits or appearances, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

Only one thing left to say:   sadly my grandfather  died yesterday, so, in true Oscar style, I think I should dedicate this award to him!  And also to you…my voters.  Thanks guys.  You’re all lovely.

I’m really pleased to win.


Categories Awards and Nominations, Stolen, Videos | Tags: | Posted on November 25, 2010

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  1. by Ka-Yam

    On November 25, 2010

    WOHOOO!!! That’s amazing!! A huge congratulations on winning the Inky Award! If Stolen could move, it would do a happy dance right now. :D

    My warmest condolences. May your grandfather R.I.P.


  2. by Romi

    On November 25, 2010

    Well done, I’m so glad for you!

  3. by Jenn

    On November 26, 2010

    You so deserved this award and every other award this book is ever nominated for. Absolutely amazing story, breath-taking writing. You are officially my favourite author, and I didn’t know it until right now. I knew Stolen is my new all time favourite book, but then I saw this video and realized that, of course, the person behind such a phnemonal book would obviously be just as incredible! Your accent and your happy dancing completes my life. I am an aspiring writer and your writing and happy attitude has inspired me deeply. Welcome to being one of my idols.

    However, I am very sorry that you lost your grandfather, my condolences. Stay strong


  4. by Claire

    On November 28, 2010

    A massive congratulations to you Lucy! You really really deserve it, I love your writing and you’re a really big inspiration to me.

    I’m really sorry that you lost your grandfather, my condolences and hugs!

    Claire xx

  5. by Katie

    On December 2, 2010

    Congratulations! Stolen has really become one of my favorite books! I can reread it whenever and I really wish it kept going! **cough**sequel**cough** It’s made me fall in love with Australia for one thing, and it really makes me think. Also, i kind of have this feeling at the back of my head that keeps saying, “If you get kidnapped, he might end up being like Ty…” And I’ve always wanted to read a book where a girl get’s kidnapped but it doesn’t turn into some rape story, instead a love story :)

    Anywho, condolences to you about your grandfather.


    PS. Gold Inky is such a cool title for an award!

  6. by Brenna

    On December 4, 2010

    Congrads! I love Stolen and know it totaly deserves any and all rewards it recieves.

  7. by Dana

    On December 21, 2010

    Congradulations!!! This book is my favorite book ever written! I have read it five times in the past week and I am still in love with this book! Sorry about your grandfather. Thanks for writting this amazing story and you totally deserve it:)

  8. by Juliette

    On January 21, 2011

    Bravo! Ce livre est tout simplement magnifique. Je l’ai lu en 3 jours. J’en ai pleuré à la fin. Je peux dire que ce livre m’a boulversée et qu’ il fait prendre conscience des relations fausses qu’on mène parfois avec les gens. Par ce que vous avez écrit, j’avais l’impression de ressentir tout ce que vous décriviez. Le désert a l’air tellement beau par votre livre!

    Le personnage de Ty a l’air affreux mais en même temps tellement beau et fragile. J’ai juste envie qu’il retrouve son incroyable désert et qu’il vive heureux. Et peut-être même retrouver Gemma…

    Encore merci pour ces émotions indéscriptibles mais vraiment belles. Je le répète mais vous avez écrit un livre extraordinaire.

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