AJ Pearce was born in Hampshire, UK. Her favourite subjects at school were English and History, which now (finally) makes sense.

She majored in American History at the University of Sussex, spending her Junior Year at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA.

Her debut novel Dear Mrs Bird was a Sunday Times Bestseller and has been published in the USA, Canada and Australia and in translation in over fifteen languages.

AJ has appeared at literary events and festivals across the UK, including Cheltenham, Henley, Ilkley, Chipping Norton, Durham, Guildford, and The British Library.

Her second novel, the sequel Yours Cheerfully, was published in 2021 and was a Times Top 10 hit. Her new novel, Mrs Porter Calling is the third in The Emmy Lake Chronicles series and has just been published in hardback, ebook and audio in the UK, Eire, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

When not talking about, researching, or writing books, AJ enjoys being fairly rubbish at a variety of hobbies, and has recently started to learn to paint.  Should anyone have alerted members of the Royal Academy of Arts, it is more than likely that no one is holding their breath.

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PS: Many thanks to Jenny Smith Photography for permission to use the picture of me here. Even bigger thanks to Ginetta George and all the team at Detail Design Consultants who designed this website. (You can find out more about them by clicking here). I can’t recommend them highly enough!