Welcome to my Author Website!

Out 31st August 2017, A CAT CALLED DOG 2 - THE ONE WITH THE KITTENS was finally published.


If in the UK, buy it here:


Or here:


Suitable for both children and adults. No need to read the first book to understand and enjoy this one. Excellent reviews in Cat World, The Bookbag, NetGalley etc.


NOTE: are VERY slow at restocking the book - I am pressing them to do that today. So if it says OUT OF STOCK then either purchase from another listed buyer or from the publisher Austin Macauley on the website above. I do so wich Amazon would get their act together, especially in the run-up to Christmas!


Or order from your bookshop.


If in USA or outside UK, your own country's Amazon will be stocking it.


Welcome to the website of Jem Vanston AKA PJ Vanston - author of the satirical campus novel Crump (Troubador:2010), cat lover novel A Cat Called Dog (Troubador:2013), plus the illustrated children's/crossover version of A Cat Called Dog (Austin Macauley:2015) - and A Cat Called Dog 2 (out 31/8/2017). Occasional writer of short stories and winner of prizes too.


I'm also a published song writer (music and lyrics) and musician (piano/keyboards/bass guitar), and have written over 100 songs. Listen to some of my demos here:


PJ Vanston is the author of a new scathing satire on the television industry, the BBC and reality TV: Rasmus - a television tale (Troubador: October 2016). This may soon be optioned by the biggest film agency in the USA. Order via Amazon: (author page)


REVIEW (4 stars!) here:


And here:


To order the illustrated children's version of A Cat Called Dog by Jem Vanston, please use the following information:


Paperback (£6.99)  ISBN: 9781784559595


Hardback (£12.99) ISBN: 9781784559618


Amazon link:


Also available in all decent national book shops now.


The original 2013 edition of A Cat Called Dog can be purchased here:


To hear radio interviews click on the sound files on the left side of this webpage:


My first novel - a dark campus satire called Crump - is sold out of paperback (hurrah!) but still available in e-book format + still selling:



Here is my author page on my publisher's website:


See news of upcoming publications and events


31st August 2015: Children's illustrated version of A Cat Called Dog by Jem Vanston published (by Austin Macauley). Available online and at all good bookshops.


If you'd like to get in touch, please just email:


Twitter: @acatcalleddog

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