Kerwin, Alison: - Born in 1977, Alison Kerwin grew up in a small town called Leyland in the North West of England. She spent her formative years living in a three-bed semi with her mum, dad, brother Danny, and sisters Rachael and Claire. Alison infamously won a calculator in a school competition when she was eight years old and once had five numbers come up in the lottery the week after she'd left the syndicate. Considered 'the posh one' by her siblings-as her kids eat houmous and fajitas-she currently lives in Birkdale, Southport with her husband Eddie, children Peter and Lily, and their pet rats, Remy and Rizzo. The Counsellor is Alison's first book.