My name’s JJ and I’m an author, writer and screenwriter by trade.
That’s me ——————>
I initially began blogging back in 2012, focussing on primarily on parenting, whilst I was in the process of writing my first book, Lilly Prospero And The Magic Rabbit. That book came out in 2016, and pretty much made my dreams come true. I was a tearful mess when I held that book for the first time, full on ugly cried.
Since then I’ve written for several major publications, including Feminist Current, The Independent, and Huffington Post, released 3 novels, and have a TV series, Gracemarch, in production which I co-created with my writing (and life) partner, Jonathan McKinney. Between my children, my dog, and my work I’m pretty busy. But it’s a life I love and wouldn’t trade for anything.
My fiction writing is focussed heavily on female relationships; sisters, friends, or lovers, and always with a fantastical magical element. I love tales of magic and witchcraft and how it shapes and influences its users.
In my non fiction I enjoy writing about pop culture and current affairs, often with the lense of a feminist or a parent.
You can find links to everything I do on my website www.jjbarnes.co.uk and come follow me on assorted social media for more chatter and lots of photos of my dog.