Chicken House, 2017
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Lisa Drakeford’s books The Baby and The Crash deal with the tough realities of growing up today.
Now a children’s tutor, Lisa Drakeford used to be a library assistant and became inspired to write by the brilliant young adult novels filling the shelves.
Lisa lives in Leicestershire with her husband and two children.
It begins with a car, crashing into a house where two best friends are watching TV. The rest of the book is about the relationships which develop between the people in the car and the people in the house. They all have secrets, some of them darker than others, and there’s a young next door neighbour who maybe has the darkest.
Secrets have to be revealed!
She has saved her younger brother’s life twice (he still hasn’t thanked her!)
Her real name isn’t Lisa or Drakeford.
She once toasted a mouse by accident. (It didn’t smell nice!)
Lisa’s third book is waiting to be published.
You can follow Lisa on Twitter: @LisaDrakeford
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