Car Crash: A Memoir

by lechblaine

My first book Car Crash: A Memoir will be released in Australia by Black Inc. Books on March 30. Last year, the Canadian, American and British rights for Car Crash were acquired by Greystone Books.

At the age of seventeen, I was the front-seat passenger in a collision that killed three friends on the outskirts of Toowoomba. Car Crash is the story of my survival.

Throughout the writing process, I grew more comfortable showing beauty and humour co-existing with horror and sorrow. Now I see the book as just as much about friendship, family and first love as grief and trauma, although I definitely haven’t shied away from the tough subjects.

Read more about Car Crash and make pre-orders at the Black Inc. website. Inquiries about publicity for the book can be sent to Sallie at