It's what all writers dream of, isn't it - having a film or a play made of their book? Sometimes it happens quickly, but more often it takes years, or doesn't happen at all. It's taken fifteen years for me - and it's been a wonderful collaborative experience.
Early last year I was contacted by Claire and Nathalie from a company called Storystock. They wanted to turn my Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths into a play! (Cue much rejoicing). After many meetings and much discussion, the initial stage was set at the Wilderness Festival last August. This was very much a work in progress, a trial run of the event in front of actual kids. I was lucky enough to sit in on several performances and to be involved in the process of workshopping, and it was fascinating to see the play evolve - which things worked, and which didn't - and to track the changes.
COMING SOON Cleo 2: Chosen (Orchard, March 10th)
Out now: Cleo (UKYA historical fantasy about the teenage Cleopatra VII) '[a] sparkling thriller packed with historical intrigue, humour, loyalty and poison.' Amanda Craig, New Statesman
Also out: Beasts of Olympus series "rippingly funny" Publishers Weekly US starred review
Lucy is represented by Sophie Hicks at The Sophie Hicks Agency