Throwing the Bath Bonnet!

Otherwise known as graduation.

Here I am becoming a Doctor in Creative Writing.

YES, it is ACTUALLY called a Bath bonnet! No wonder I wanted to chuck it in the air once the ceremony was done.

As you can probably tell from this picture, I am graduating from something. I have a lovely blue outfit to go with the occasion and everything. And no, that isn’t an aircraft hangar in the background.

Seriously, it was a brilliant day, spent with family, friends and also my wonderful PhD supervisors. Some of my previous students were even graduating on the same day, which made it all extra special. I am now a Doctor in Creative Writing … though (sshh!) I’m still not entirely sure what that means. I’m hoping it means I get upgraded on airline flights, but don’t have to perform surgery while I’m there.

spose it also meens like i shuld be gud with wordz like innit, tho me still ain’t shure bout dat.

Categories General | Tags: | Posted on September 11, 2012

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  1. by Kimberley Griffiths Little

    On September 17, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS on throwing your bath bonnet, Lucy!!! A PhD is a HUGE accomplishment! You should be so excited! I’m very excited for you!


  2. by Lucy Christopher

    On September 17, 2012

    Aww, what a nice comment … thank you Kimberley! Yes, throwing the bonnet was lots of fun! And doing a PhD is even more work than writing a book…sheesh! Lucyx

  3. by Kimberley Griffiths Little

    On September 17, 2012

    I think this is why I never wanted to get my Masters or Phd . . . HA! xoxo

  4. by Alaina Clark

    On December 11, 2012

    Hi Lucy! I just wanted to say Stolen is my favourite book (even though I’m at uni!!) Thank you for writing it! I really hope it gets made into a film! -Alaina xxx

  5. by Lucy Christopher

    On December 11, 2012

    Thank you so much! Lucy :-)

  6. by Jess

    On January 10, 2013

    Hey Lucy!
    Please tell us what’s happening with the film! Stolen was so wonderfully brilliant I can’t wait to see it hit the big screen!
    Any news on it?

  7. by Eri

    On January 18, 2013

    If the book was made into a moive, it would be AMAZING!!!!

    I was gonna suggest picking one of the Hemsworth borthers to play Ty, because they are Australian and HOT! But then, when i was watching the film Monte Carlo, which has Selena Gomez in it, It had the hot Australian actor Luke Bracey (Home and Away star) in it!

    Luke Bracey is Aussie and hot, he would make an Awesome Ty!!

  8. by Eri

    On January 18, 2013

    And also, Luke Bracey Looks like how you described Ty in “Stolen” also!!
    Perfect Match!

  9. by Alison

    On January 21, 2013

    Your book stolen was inspiring, you should be very proud.
    -A teen

  10. by Cecily

    On June 17, 2013

    Lucy you truly have a way with words. Stolen was so breathtaking, it was really everything I could want in a book. I must admit, tears were shed at the ending. It was so unexpected, what Gemma decided in the end. And Ty, I wish there were actually boys like that in the world, I especially liked his unconditional love for Gemma. And the writing, the descriptions, everything! Just wow. You know what you’re talking about. I’ve never been anywhere near Australia, but I could easily picture the setting. I am so excited for the film! The song blue jeans by Lana Del Ray reminds me so much of this book. I think it would be a great song for the end credits, but that’s so much to ask for, right? I will definitly read the sequel if you ever decide to make one.

  11. by thomaskendall

    On July 12, 2014

    Your a Doctor! Can you diagnose my hand? I hope yo will not tell me I cannot write well, I been taking medicine just to cure it. :)

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