Meet the author
A.J. Sefton is the author of six novels.
Jay's latest book, Growing in Damp Places, is set on a typical allotment. But the dark kind. Which is the best kind to read about.
Jay has worked as a history teacher and contributed to a variety of publications including the football magazine Shoot! and a regular monthly column for Cat World magazine. Jay also ran a successful history blog for eight years, which formed part of the research for the Dark Ages Series.
An enthusiastic professional reader and one of the top 100 book reviewers in Britain.
(Not currently reviewing)
A.J. Sefton was born in Wallasey in Merseyside, and moved to Liverpool shortly after. Jay now lives in
Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire.
Married with a daughter, Amanda, and two cats. There are always cats.
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News and Features
Where I'm up to... Growing in Damp Places is at the publishers. No publication date set yet. Complete the form above so you can be the first to find out that date!
The next book is about half-way written. Exciting stuff.
Due to the pandemic, research has been strictly the indoor kind. Hopefully I can get to new places soon for some field work.
Book club appearances
What I'm reading
2020 wasn't very productive in most areas of life, but reading was one of the success stories. See what I read during the year and the new writers I discovered.
Favourite books were the third and final book in the Cromwell series by Hilary Mantel, The Cat in the City about the preparations for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, which, as we now know, couldn't take place, The Searcher by Tana French, Playing Nice by J.P. Delaney...
In 2021 I will attempt to read the many great classics that, so far, are out of my read list. I have one of those 'Top 100 Books' posters to get through. Wish me luck!