Watch a video interview with Lucy Christopher. Lucy Christopher, author of Stolen and Flyaway, was born in Wales but grew up in Australia, living in Melbourne from the age of nine until she completed her undergraduate degree at Melbourne University. After various attempts at being an actor, a coffee maker, a waitress and a nature guide, she moved back to the UK to earn a distinction in a Creative Writing MA from Bath Spa University. Lucy took on part-time work as a university lecturer at Bath Spa University, teaching on the undergraduate and the MA creative writing courses, and is currently undertaking a PhD to explore the ways that Australian literature represents wild places, particularly in its writing for young adults. Lucy”s debut novel, Stolen, was written as part of this PhD. In between writing, teen author Lucy Christopher spends her time daydreaming, emailing friends around the world, riding a grumpy chestnut mare named Topaz, and helping to run a kid”s wildlife group at Newport Wetlands.