J A Brunning

I'm a born liar following a life of fiction.


My first novels are The Witherstone Trilogy: Witherstone,  The Hunt Begins, and The Book of Shadows, and I'm currently working on a new novel, with a couple of other ideas bubbling away on the back-burner.

I occasionally write short stories, often with a darker edge, and have written a play about three Pre-Raphaelite artists called The Loom.

When I'm not making things up, I spend most of my time in a library. I also occasionally deliver writing and reader development projects, including creative writing workshops, and provide critical feedback in both fiction and academic work.

In previous incarnations, I was the project co-ordinator for the Lancashire Writing Hub for over two years, and before that was a University lecturer, teaching English Literature, and Creative Writing.

I also keep bees, but have no plans to give away any of their secrets.

You can contact me on Facebook and Twitter, usually when I should be doing something else instead.

For more on the Witherstone trilogy, see the Witherstone website.