UK tour starts for Preston's author AJ Hartley

AJ Hartley by the Cold Bath Street sign
AJ Hartley by the Cold Bath Street sign
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A New York Times best-selling author is returning to the UK as he begins a three-week book tour.

Preston-born AJ Hartley will tour the country until July 26 to promote his ghostly thriller Cold Bath Street, which is set around the Miley Tunnels that lie under the city.

The book was produced by students on University of Central Lancashire’s MA Publishing course. It became an instant success, selling out in the city’s Waterstones book shop within a week and holding the number one best seller spot ever since.

AJ (pictured) said: “It has been fantastic working with the students during the editorial process. They are so dedicated and professional - it gives me hope for the future of the industry.”

Now the acclaimed author will headline the Supernatural and Fantastical Northern Young Adult Literary Festival at Venue 53 in Preston on July 21. Book tickets for this and other tour events at www.uclanpublishing.com