Living high in a crumbling state tower block is no barrel of laughs. Throw in parents more interested in crack than they've ever been in you, and life can seem barely worth the living. Especially when they sell the tools you've paid for out of your own savings, to feed their habit. Especially when they turn you in to the police, rather than take the rap for their own wrongdoings. No wonder you'd rather be someone else. But being someone else isn't always the answer. There's always a price to pay for being different. And you wouldn't want to be left hanging in the mist.
Readership Teenagers and young adults Key features Written by a successful, award-winning author. Tackles contemporary teenage issues often ignored by mainstream fiction. Adopts an honest, hard-hitting approach that will resonate with the audience. Fast-paced, compelling and simply written narratives offer satisfying 'quick reads'. Marketing points Quick reads have proved hugely popular with teens and young adults. Published during the National Year of Reading which will focus on encouraging teens to read . Meets need for fiction on contemporary teenage issues Offers a hard-hitting yet refreshing alternative to mainstream teen fiction.
Peter Lancett is a writer and film producer currently living and working in New Zealand and Los Angeles. Peter has a string of internationally published works, including The Shadowmasters novels and The Iron Maiden, as well as Seeing Red and Gun Dog in the Cutting Edge series for Ransom Publishing - a series that Peter also edited. Peter also writes the award-winning Dark Man series of illustrated books for Ransom. Currently he is involved in script and concept development for film and television in Hollywood, working with his writing and business partner, Teresa Schaeffer.