L. A. Weatherly,
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L. A. Weatherly wrote her first book, about a fox and horse who were best friends, when she was five years old. Since then, she’s gone on to write over 50 books for children and teenagers, including her bestselling Angel trilogy. She’s originally from Arkansas, but now lives in Hampshire with her husband. Broken Sky is the first in the Broken trilogy.
Amity is a teen pilot, battling in one-on-one combat to maintain peace in a world where war has been replaced by dogfights. But when Amity discovers the organisation she works for is corrupt, she begins to question everything. In this society of double agents, suspicion and betrayal, nobody is quite what they seem... including Amity's first love.
Lee tries to write a certain number of words every day; some days are more successful than others!
She says American people think she sounds English, and English people think she sounds American!
Her favourite childhood authors were Judy Blume, Lloyd Alexander and Tove Jansson.
Her books have been translated into over 10 languages.
Fatima from Co-operative Academy of Leeds:
Millie from King James's :
Shona from Brigshaw High School:
James from Cardinal Heenan:
Katarina from Prince Henry's Grammar School:
codie from leeds east academy:
Emily from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:
Tabitha from King James's School:
Ciara from Cardinal Heenan High School:
Tessa from Cardinal Heenan High:
jack from crawshaw academy:
Phoebe from King James's School:
Cameron from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School :