Lucy Christopher

Writer, Teacher, Speaker

In the new house, under my new bed,
that's where I found Shadow.

Let me tell you a little bit about me :)

My name's Lucy Christopher and I’m a writer, a teacher, a speaker, an academic, and the Course Director of the wonderfully successful MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Most of all, I’m a lover of words and all things story. We are all storytellers, whether we label ourselves as such or not. I’m continuously interested in the stories we tell and the way we tell them - I’m interested in how these things are constantly developing, too. Thinking about all this is my life’s work!

What else?

In between writing, and talking about writing, I do lots of other things! I hang out with Dr Larch, a very refined Collie/Springer cross, I also ride horses when I can, travel a lot to visit all my family and friends across the world, and, of course, read loads of books. I like to read all sorts of stories, from picture books to adult literary fiction to digital stories to poetry. I like to try to write it all too, just for fun mostly!

My books

Mostly I write stories for young people, and my books are all very different in style, theme and setting. My new book is a picture-book called SHADOW. Find out more about all my stories here.


I love to talk about my stories, lead writing retreats, visit schools, and speak at various writing festivals around the world. Find out what I'm up to here. Here is also some information if you'd like to book me to visit your school or organisation. I can talk about all sorts of things to do with writing and the process of creativity.

Planning my Wales coastal path walk with Dr Archibald Larch.


I always need a project on the go!  At the moment I'm engaged in several long-term experiences and writing ideas. I am walking around the circumferance of Wales with my dog, part of a digital storytelling project, and finishing off an adult novel.  You can find out more here.


Get in touch if you have any questions about my stories, or if you'd like to book me for a school visit or other speaking engagement. You can also reach me directly through twitter, facebook, and instagram.
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