Who is Lucy Marfleet?


I am an author, encourager and educator. I think widely and try to tell the truth in imaginative ways.

I care deeply about family life, food, finding patterns and faith lived out through social justice. My husband Matthew and I have two children: Elizabeth (born 2007), known as Lily and Joseph (born 2010) and we live near Cambridge in England. I am currently working on a fiction manuscript which is academically informed.

I have degrees in Theology from Durham University and the International Baptist Theological Seminary (Biblical Studies). I am also a trained teacher and have worked in schools and prisons. My writing stems from a passion for the Old Testament and for those on the edges. I have been writing a personal blog at jamandgiraffes (formerly threescore) since 2006 and love writing and thinking about words and language.

Do ask me questions and come back and see how my writing project is progressing.

Where are your ‘Lucy Interviews…’ articles?

You can find these monthly on the Families First blog, as follows:

David (the musician)

Eve (the evictee)

Sarah (the older mum)

Samson (the strongman)

The Magi (the star-spotters)

Esther (the beauty queen)

Job (the suffering man)

Rachel (the rejected bride)

Naaman (the minor celebrity)

Peter (the chatterbox)

The Sandwich Lady


These are published on the first Tuesday of each month.

What is Friday 500?

This is a way of making me work to tight deadlines and try new things by coming up with an original piece of writing (almost) every week. The quality and ideas will inevitably vary, but that’s part of the fun of it. Although I’m aiming to do 500 words each week, when I am very short on time I’ll do less and if I am internet-free I won’t publish at all. I have a list of about a years-worth of titles which I am going through. This discipline is also about discovering and honing particular writing skills, trying things other than my work in progress for variety and exercising and containing my lateral thinking.

Friday 500 is currently on hold while I work in depth on my book.


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