Lucy Cuthew

Lucy has a degree in English, a master’s in Children’s Literature, and ten years’ experience in children’s publishing. Her picture books have been shortlisted for the Dundee Picture Book Award and featured on Cbeebies Book at Bedtime. In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize for her work as an editor. Her poetry, short stories and academic papers have been published online and in print. 
The Weight of Our Universe received an honourable mention in the United Agents Prize and was longlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2018. Lucy lives in Cardiff with her husband and twins.

lucy@lucycuthew.co.uk

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About Blood Moon

Hot shame rushes to my face 

as a video plays: deepfake.

The body of not-me me 

con

            torts

and I watch, impotently, as I’m

h a c k e d  to  p i  e   c   e     s.

When physics-geek Frankie comes on during her seminal boy-experience, the gossip spreads fast, distorting an innocent afternoon into something sordid. As a gruesome meme of Frankie goes viral, she is besieged by abusive messages, deepfakes and rape threats. 

Written in verse, this novel explores the power of the internet in the lives of generation linkster, and the power, resilience and hope of this generation in their digitally connected world.