Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Report & Pics: Lucy Christopher Stolen Q&A, Signing & Book Club

As some of you know, I run a monthly teen book club at work (Borders), where each month we discuss a previously chosen book. The super-cool Lucy Christopher, UK debut author of Stolen, joined us for our June meeting last Thursday, and it was brilliant!

Lucy read from her book, answered questions, then signed many copies (and postcards) of Stolen. Everyone had a great night, and we've since had a lot of really good event feedback. Cheers Lucy!

Some things I remembered...

  • Lucy is a big Twilight fan! Very cool. We went to Frankie and Benny's for pizza, and had quite a good talk about all things Meyer. I'm glad I'm not the only one with mixed views on Breaking Dawn!
  • She wrote a few different endings for Stolen, but ended up deciding on the final one used, for reasons you'll understand if you've read it.
  • The original cover for Stolen was supposed to have a girl on it, and look kind of like a real life memoir type thing. I'm so glad it was changed!
  • She told us a very funny story about a camel throwing up in Aussie. All I can say is yuck.
  • She had another cool story about driving through the Aussie desert. It sounds interesting, but very scary/deserted.
  • She's a big fan of John Marsden's Tomorrow series. Maybe some book club people will buy it!
  • I kind of made her get The Hunger Games. I think it's a must-read, so fingers crossed she likes it!
  • She's currently at work on book number two, which should be released sometime in 2010.
  • Stolen is being released in Australia next month I think, and in the US in Spring 2010 (I think).
  • She has the best business cards ever!

Here are some pictures...


Steph Su said...

Oh my gosh, color me jealous! I want to have a YA book club at my local bookstore, as well as to get to see Lucy, or even read her book. Looks like you had great fun!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

She sounds like one cool lady! I wish coll authors came to book shops near me!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

*I meant cool! Oops!

Marie said...

Thats so cool that you have a teen book club! How many memebers do you have?

Really cool event!

Lenore said...

Oooh! I may have to visit your book group one of these times. Looks like fun.

prophecygirl said...

Marie - we have between 15-20 regulars, then other people that come most of the time. We've been getting quite a few new people recently, which is great, seeing as it's been going for over a year now!

Chicklish said...

Oh, this all looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. :)

Kate said...

Wow, that is superb! I hope you enjoyed it. It sounds like a fun book group!

Amy said...

So jealous! I have always wanted to be in a book group...

Thao said...

I wish I could join your book club it looked so fun. I'm so jealous haha. Lucy seemed so friendly.

Letter Garden said...

Sounds like you had a very good time! Ahhh...I'm so envious! xD

Lucy Christopher said...

Hey, thanks Jenny! What a great night we had!

premium business cards said...

Awesome blog indeed. I bet you guys had fun all day.

David Pelhams said...

Can I perhaps take advantage of that event to give out my nicely done Matt laminated business cards to all the important who's-who that will be there? Please? Thanks much!

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