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Meet The Author - Monsters in the Mirror by AJ Hartley

Meet The Author – Monsters in the Mirror by AJ Hartley

This broadcast featured author AJ Hartley, the bestselling writer of mystery/thriller, fantasy, historical fiction, and young adult novels. AJ has recently brought out a new book series called Beyond The Mirror.

Age Range: 8+ Subject: Monsters, Fanstasy 

About the book – Monsters in the Mirror 

A gripping new fantasy adventure from bestselling & Carnegie nominated author, A. J. Hartley, appealing to lovers of Artemis Fowl and Mortal Engines.

‘Fantastic, surprising fun!’ R. L. Stine – author of Goosebumps.

Darwen Arkwright’s world is turned upside down when he is forced to move from a small English town to Atlanta in the United States of America. Feeling out of place and struggling to fit in at school, Darwen seeks solace in a mysterious shop full of mirrors. It’s there that he discovers the ability to step through mirrors into
different worlds – worlds beyond his wildest imagination. Darwen befriends creatures including Moth, a tiny being with mechanical wings, but he soon learns that there is a terrible darkness threatening this new world . . . and only he can save it.

The problem with doors is that they open both ways. There are monsters inside, and some of them are trying to get out . . .


The Live Chat is always open so please use this to ask any questions you have to AJ Hartley.


  • AJ Hartley


    Author A.J. Hartley is the bestselling writer of mystery/thriller, fantasy, historical fiction, and young adult novels. To date, he has written over 30 books.

    He was born in northern England, but has lived in many places including Japan, and is currently the Robinson Professor of Shakespeare studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where he specializes in the performance history, theory and criticism of Renaissance English drama, and works as a director and dramaturg.

    He is best known in the United States for his adult thrillers and is published by Lake Union Press. His latest novel with them, the Woman in our House, has recently reached the bestseller charts, selling 50, 000 copies in 3 months.

    However, in the UK he is best known for his children’s books, published by the award-winning independent publisher UCLan Publishing, based in Preston, Lancashire. They are particularly appropriate to be publishing his work as he is Preston born, an honorary fellow of the University of Central Lancashire where UCLan Publishing is based, and his first novel with them, Cold Bath Street is set virtually on campus. is operated by Learn Live Limited registered in England under company number 08812253, whose registered address is Eaton Ave, Matrix Park, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, PR7 7NA

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