J.A. Christy’s writing career began in infant school at the age of seven when she won best poetry prize with her poem ‘Winter’. Since then she has been writing short stories and has had several published in magazines and anthologies.
She holds a PhD in which she explores the stories we use in everyday life to construct our identities. Working in high hazard safety, she is a Chartered Psychologist and Scientist and writes to apply her knowledge to cross the boundaries between science and art, in particular in the crime, speculative and science-fiction genres.
She lives in Oldham with her partner and their dog.
J.A. Christy is a pseudonym of Jacqueline Ward.
SmartYellow™, her first speculative fiction novel, was published by Elsewhen Press on 7th August 2015.
J.A. Christy’s story Inside and Out™ V.5 – From Here to ETERNITY is included in the anthology Existence is Elsewhen which was published by Elsewhen Press on 18th March 2016.
- meticulous and painfully familiar – Pen Tynan’s (sort of) review of SmartYellow™
- “a sharp collection” – 8/10 review of Existence is Elsewhen on Starbust Magazine
- “excellent and wonderfully imaginative” – review of Existence is Elsewhen on Risingshadow
- “fascinatingly engaging” – review of SmartYellow™ on Risingshadow
- International Women’s Day 2018 March 8, 2018
- Existence is Elsewhen launch at Mancunicon March 30, 2016
- Published today – Existence is Elsewhen, Science Fiction anthology headlined by John Gribbin March 18, 2016
- International Women’s Day 2016 March 8, 2016
- What, when, where – interviews of Tanya Reimer and Katrina Mountfort August 23, 2015
- J.A.Christy interviewed by Amanda Saint on Retreat West August 19, 2015
- Tanya Reimer peeks into the life of J.A. Christy August 7, 2015
- Social experimentation with sinister overtones – SmartYellow™ by J.A. Christy out now August 7, 2015
- EXPOSED: The covers of SmartYellow™ July 8, 2015
- Control social misfits by marking with SmartYellow™ February 23, 2015
JA Christy can be contacted via Elsewhen Press using j.a.christy (at) elsewhen.co.uk