Lucy Christopher is a British-Australian writer, whose first YA novel Stolen was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, won a 2011 USBBY Outstanding International Book Award, and received the UK's Branford Boase Award. Lucy has written several other novels for young people, was the director of the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, and is now a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Tasmania. Release, a companion to Stolen, is her first novel for adults. When not writing, Lucy spends her time daydreaming, walking dogs, and visiting family and friends spread across the world. She is passionate about the importance of wild environments.
'Gripping and totally twisted-you'll break social engagements so you can stay home and finish it.' * Christian White, author of Wild Place * 'Utterly compelling, clever, heart-stopping.' * Jo Nadin, author of The Talk of Pram Town * 'Complicated and beautiful -- this novel left me doubting my emotions and missing a place I'd never been.' * Maggie Stiefvater on Stolen * 'All the tension of lightning, all the terror of thunder. A stunning, scary, and beautiful book.' * John Marsden on Stolen * 'Daring, edgy and electric.' * Samantha Harvey, author of The Western Wind * 'Dark, compelling and unsettling.' * Claire Kendal, author of I Spy * 'Furiously passionate prose, clean as a bone.' * C.J. Skuse, author of the Sweetpea series *