Deep, Deep Down by Lydia Lukidis          
Deep, Deep Down
Meet the author
Lydia Lukidis
(Ages 7-11)

Margo Rabb

Dear Reader,

When I started writing LUCY CLARK WILL NOT APOLOGIZE, I was in a low place: my husband had lost his job in Austin, Texas, and we'd moved cross-country to suburban Philadelphia, where we knew nobody — a transition which unearthed the buried grief of losing my parents when I was young.

Then, one day, I fell madly in love — not with a person, but with a real-life secret garden that changed me. I wrote about the mystery and power of this experience for The New York Times, and the story grew into LUCY CLARK.

Kirkus called LUCY CLARK "Enchanting...a beguiling, cozy mystery," and Booklist wrote, "it will speak to your old souls." Madeline Miller, author of Circe, said, "A full-on delight — funny, gripping, warm-hearted, and beautifully written—it made me cheer!"

To win a signed copy and a packet of seeds for your garden, please email me with the name of your favorite flower at

Sending warm thoughts to you,

Margo Rabb

 "A full-on delight: funny, gripping, warm-hearted, and beautifully written—it made me cheer. Read it!" —Madeline Miller, award-winning author of Circe

"There's magic in this novel's quirky, sweet world. I want to live in its gardens and cheer Lucy on while she finds her heart's loves!" —Kristin Cashore, New York Times bestselling author of Graceling and Jane, Unlimited 

"Colorful characters, humorous situations, twists, red herrings, poison, family secrets—it's all there, but this mystery will particularly speak to your old souls and plant lovers." —Booklist

"A delightfully offbeat mystery that is also about the mystery of becoming yourself." —Rebecca Stead, New York Times bestselling author

"[An] engaging narrative about accepting oneself and defending one's choices." —Publishers Weekly

"Lucy's adventure is lush with opulent gardens, big-city charm, and charismatic characters. A beguiling, cozy mystery worth sinking into." —Kirkus Reviews

"Margo Rabb takes the elements of storybook and fable and twines them through a crackling murder mystery. Tender and fierce, witty and wise, this is a tale of the route we take when we grow up and into the love we deserve."  —Judy Blundell, National Book Award-winning author of What I Saw and How I Lied

"A good fit for teens who feel misunderstood and yearn to be heard." —School Library Journal    
Lucy Clark Will Not Apologize / Margo Rabb / HarperCollins

Price: $17.99 / ISBN: 978-0062322401 / Published: May, 2021

Ages 12+ / YA Fiction