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USA Cover
Red Side Story

23rd Jan 2024
Soho Press have undertaken to publish me in the US and Canada, so that will include Red Side Story, Thursday Next VIII Dark Reading Matter next year, and A. N. Other in 2026

This is the North American cover, and very handsome it is, too. For preorders of Red Side Story (US and Canada) go to the Soho Press Order Page.

1st Dec 2023

UK Red Side Story Tour details are below.
To go to my apperances page, click or tap HERE.

The Link Tree for preorders and tickets can be found HERE.

Monday 5th Feb, 7:00 PM: Bert's Books, Swindon - Event
Event location: Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Rd, Swindon, SN1 4BJ

Tuesday 6th Feb, 1:00 PM: Forbidden Planet London - Signing
Location: 179 Shaftesbury Ave, London, WC2H 8JR

NEW: Tuesday 6th Feb, 6:30 PM: Waterstones Piccadilly London
In conversation
Location: 203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD
£24 Book included ticketing details

Wednesday 7th Feb, 12:30 PM: Waterstones Reading Broad Street - Signing
Location: United Reform Building, 89a Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AP

Wednesday 7th Feb, 7:00 PM: Mr B's Emporium Bath - Event
Location: The Mission Theatre, 32 Corn St, Bath BA1 1UE

Thursday 8th Feb, 1:00 PM: Forbidden Planet Birmingham - Signing
Location: 74 Bull St, Birmingham, B4 6AD

Thursday 8th Feb, 7:00 PM: Waterstone's Oxford - Event
Location: Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AF

Friday 9th Feb, 12:00 PM: Waterstone's Swansea - Signing
Location: The Old Carlton Cinema, 17 Oxford Street, Swansea, SA1 3AG

Friday 9th Feb, 7:30 PM: Book-ish Crickhowell - Event
Location: The Clarence Hall, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN

Monday 12th Feb, 7:30 PM: Topping and Company Edinburgh - Event
Location: Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB

Tuesday 13th Feb, 1:00 PM: Waterstone's Newcastle - Signing
Location: Emerson Chambers, Blackett St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7JF

Tuesday 13th Feb 7:00 PM: Waterstone's York - Event
Location: 15 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL

Wednesday 14th Feb 1:00 PM: Waterstone's Leeds - Signing
Location: 93 - 97 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AP

Wednesday 14th Feb 7:00 PM: Waterstone's Sheffield - Event
Location: Orchard Square Shopping centre, 24-26 Orchard Square, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2FB

Thursday 15th Feb 12:30 PM: Waterstone's Liverpool - Signing
Location: 12 College Ln, Liverpool L1 3DL

Thursday 15th Feb 6:30 PM: Waterstone's Manchester, Deansgate - Event
Location: 91 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BW

Friday 16th Feb 6:30PM: Waterstone's Nottingham - Event
Location: 1/5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GR



30th November 2023
I'm starting a MailChimp Database so if you wish I can directly email you about what is going on.

I promise not to assail you with emails and if I have a lot of subscribers and I can really see this working, then there is scope for a 'Fforde Quarterly' that might contain pictures, reviews, news and who knows - a short story or two.

Not sure. Let's see how this develops. It's a work in progress. Jasper MailChimp Signup.


13th Oct 2023
Picture is of my Mum, Marya Fforde, who passed away on the 2nd Oct 2023, agend 96. She had been living with Alzheimer's for the past six years. Her daughter-in-law, Mari Fforde, is doing her first Marathon in Amsterdam this weekend, and all contributions will go to the Alzheimer's Society via her Just Giving Page: JustGiving. For more about the Alzheimer's Society click or tap here: Alzheimer's Society.

Ffiesta Banner

2nd Oct 2023
Shades of Grey is a 99p Kindle deal in October. Get ready for the sequel in February.. More details can be found HERE.

21st June 2023
The Fforde Ffiesta 2024 is to be held in Swindon on the 4th-5th May 2024 and now open for ticket sales. This began in 2005, is now in it's 12th iteration and is a weekend of Ffordian-based hi-jinks and jiggery-pokery. 'Next Book' reading, Fancy Dress, 'Legion of the Danvers', 'Avoid the questions time' and much more. I'm always there and happy to chat. Note: I do not organise any of this, it is all down to the highly competent and Ffantastic Fforganisers, to where all questions should be directed. More details can be found HERE Note: Fancy Dress is highly competitive. You have been warned.

21st June 2023
Alzheimer's: I'm doing a 26 mile sponsored walk for the Alzheimer's Society, and if you are able to contribute, no matter how small, please do so via my Just Giving Page: JustGiving. For more about the Alzheimer's Society click or tap here: Alzheimer's Society.

17th May 2023
Shades of Grey II: Red Side Story is to be published in the UK on the 6th February 2024. If you would like to preorder, and I very much hope that you do, please go via the Red Side Story Preorder Linktree

Note to North American readers: We do not as of yet have a pub date for US/Canada. Will advise soonest when we do.

19th March 2023
Alzheimer's: I'm doing a 26 mile sponsored walk for the Alzheimer's Society, and if you are able to contribute, no matter how small, please do so via my Just Giving Page: JustGiving. For more about the Alzheimer's Society click or tap here: Alzheimer's Society.

2nd March 2023
99p Kindle Offer on Shades of Grey (UK only). Amazon Link.

18th Nov 2021
Roger H Lyons died on a film set 30 years ago today. To read the full story, tap/click here

13-14 Nov 2021
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators presents: YA-hoo! A Weekend of Young Adult writing, with talks by talented writers and me. A limited number of fully funded tickets are available for writers underrepresented in children's publishing (BAME, LGBTQ+, socio-economically marginalised and writers with a disability) closing date for applications are the 29th Oct, so you may need to hurry. To know more, tap/click here


Book 4 of the Dragonslayer Series

Published 9th September 2021: The Great Troll War Hardback. To order, click HERE
Note: There is no USA/Canada publication, but Audio and eBook downloads as normal though UK servers. If you want paper and live in North America, see your local Bookseller for an import. No box sets planned at present. But YAY! I finished a series. I'm so happy..


1st July 2021

Published 1st July 2021: The Constant Rabbit paperback. To order, click HERE (Hodder) or HERE (Jasper)

14th June 2021
The Great Troll War A very limited number of Galley Proofs are available to long time readers who by force of circumstance may find themselves unable to make the September Publication date, and would like to know how it all turns out. Please contact me via my website Contact Page

30th May 2021
The Fforde Ffiesta Exclusive and First Sneak preview OPENING CHAPTER of Dragonslayer 4 'The Great Troll War' which Jasper reads..

30th May 2021
The Fforde Ffiesta Q and As with Jasper at Fforde Ffiesta IX. Listen to it here.

30th May 2021
The Fforde Ffiesta is back on the 30th May 2021 - but this time as a limited electronic virtual experience. For more details, click on this link to go to their site..

1st May 2021
KINDLE offer. For the month of May, The Last Dragonslayer is available on for 99p. I mean, that's less than .0000137p per word. Click/tap here for link

19th February 2021
Help Save Clyro School Website: News, views, petition and ways to help raise funds..

3rd December 2020
Jasper Fforde Author Survey for Hodder. Prize Draw for entering is only for UK readers, but anyone may complete it - please do so, it would really help us out.

3rd December 2020
Interview with Paul Semel about The Constant Rabbit

3rd December 2020
Christmas cards and stuff from Sarah Brown

9th Oct 2020
Youtube: Panel about trust with NY Comic Con

9th Oct 2020
Interview conducted by Angie Weidinger of the St Louis Public Library

8th Oct 2020
'Evade the Question Time' extract from TN4, 2004

24th Sept 2020
Book Off! Podcast with me and David Mitchell.
Page updated 27th October 2020