Laura Canning grew up in Craigavon, N Ireland, where much of Taste the Bright Lights is set. She is now based in London, where she is writing her second novel; she is also the writer and blogger for an award-winning travel website. Her published journalism, contact details and proofreading/editing terms are available at her website www.lauracanning.net. Her second novel, a sequel to Taste the Bright Lights, is due out in 2014.
A hard hitting story following 14 year old Lisa as she runs away from home and learns to survive on the streets. 'This book knocked me sideways...will speak for the disenchanted voice of a generation much like Catcher in the Rye did to the youth in the 50s.' 'Exceptional.' 'A brilliant book which should be on the syllabus of every secondary school.' 'Incendiary reading. Exemplary writing.'