Hi, and welcome to my website. I’m JJ, I’m an author, an artist, a filmmaker, a YouTuber, co-founder of Siren Stories, and editor of The Table Read Magazine. My work life is entirely built around a passion for creativity, both my own and that of others, and I’ve filled my website with evidence of that love.

You may have come here to find out more about me because you’ve found me through my professional work or, more likely, you’re here because you’ve seen me being a knob on TikTok. But either way, welcome. I’m glad you’re here.

JJ Barnes Author, Writer, Filmmaker, YouTuber, Screenwriter, Artist, Wesbite Background

From here you can find my books, and hopefully read them, as well as all the other work I’m doing. You can also find links to my social media so you can witness the aforementioned knobbing about.

I am the editor of The Table Read Magazine, where I am sharing the writing and work of other creatives including authors, artists, filmmakers, actors and more. My goal is to support and inspire other writers on their journey and to help get more stories out into the world. I love the creative community so much and being able to be a voice of encouragement to those around me is so important.

Our first feature film, Hollowhood, is out now. It was written and directed by Jonathan McKinney and myself, and whilst we have been somewhat delayed by the pandemic interfering, we are very proud of how it has been received!

I live and works from home with my writing partner, Jonathan McKinney, our three children, Rose, Ezekiel and Buffy, and our extremely foolish Springer Spaniel, Mollydog.

I’m a big fan reading books, watching TV, and falling asleep during movies. I drink too much coffee in the morning, too much wine in the evening, and eat too much cheese at all times.

Come find me on social media and chat to me. I love hearing about your writing and art, so let’s connect!


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