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.



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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