Crump by PJ Vanston (Matador, 2010). Sold out of paperback; available in e-book format.


A Cat Called Dog by Jem Vanston (Matador, 2013).


A Cat Called Dog by Jem Vanston - illustrated child-friendly version, but also for adults (Austin Macauley 2015). Hardback ISBN: 9781784559618; Paperback ISBN: 9781784559595; ebook ISBN: 9781784559601


Illustrated sequel: A Cat Called Dog 2 - the one with the kittens (2017). For kids and adults.


Rasmus - a television tale (October 2016). Paperbook and ebook. Predicting the future of TV and BBC.


Santa Goes on Strike (Rowanvale, 2018). Poem Picture Book for both Kids and Adults.


Somewhere in Europe (Matador, 2020), sequel to Crump (2010), ten years on...



Short stories:


The Prague Violin (joint 2nd prize 2012 British Czech and Slovak Association Writing Competiton; 1st prize Inscribe Media Global Story competition 2013):


The Last Shark (short story inspired by the scandal of shark-finning):


@Death (short story for published in Pop Cult magazine [page 12], but suitable for younger/teen readers + YA too):


A Cat Called Dog at Christmas (





A Selection of my demo songs are on SoundCloud here:


Here's my Christmas song, Happy to be Home this Christmas (words and music by Jem Vanston). On the track, vocals are by Bobby Cole who also engineered the track in his studio. I play piano. Enjoy! Feel free to share and sing along!


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