After graduating as an alumna of the Faber Academy’s Writing a Novel course, AJ Campbell published her debut novel Leave Well Alone in July 2020 which became an Amazon bestseller. Readers lucky enough to have received a pre-release copy, described it as ‘a gripping story with a killer twist’.
AJ draws inspiration from many facets of everyday life and especially how challenging events impact us all in different ways. The human mind and how different people react to each other, and interact in society, fascinate her.
Until the birth of her twins in 2005, which radically changed her life, AJ was an accountant for several investment banks in London. One of her twins was born with severe disabilities, as a result of which she had to give up work to care for him. It was during this incredibly challenging (and rewarding) time that AJ began to draw on her love of the written word, partly for day-to-day inspiration and partly for her own mental health.
AJ is a firm believer in daily exercise for mental health and loves walking in the fields with her cocker spaniel, Max. She lives on the Essex / Hertfordshire border with her husband and three sons.