Neil J Hart author writer
Wattys Awards 2021 and 2022

Hello. I’m Neil J Hart.

This is the home of my fantasy, sci-fi, and horror stories filled with danger, adventure, and heart for fearless readers aged 10+

I grew up in Surrey, England. I spent most of my childhood dancing and acting, learning musical instruments, building vast Lego cities and domino rallies, creating board games and secret societies.

But it wasn’t until I discovered Ian Livingstone’s Fighting Fantasy books and Terry Pratchett’s life-changing Discworld novels, that he fell in love with reading and writing.

I’ve been writing and querying books to agents for many years to a mixed response. Then, in 2021, my quirky young adult fantasy novel The Last Scarecrow won for Horror at the Wattpad Awards. I entered Sadie Madison and the Boy in the Crimson Scarf in 2022 and I won again, this time for Fantasy!

Since then I’ve had thousands of reads of Wattpad.
Hundreds of fantastic messages from readers and writers.
Even some fan art. It’s been emotional.

I’m currently working on sequels to The Last Scarecrow, Sadie Madison, and a new sci-fi adventure series Harper Hale and the Crystal of Shadows which will be out Sept 2025.

As well as writing, I work as a graphic designer. I foster for Cats Protection (see my social media for epic #catsagram posts). Run marathons. Rely on coffee. Adore a perfectly made cheese and cucumber sandwich. And collect Tomb Raider / Lara Croft memorabilia.

The Last Scarecrow Cover 2024

Book Events

SAT 6 JULY Oxford Indie Book Fair | TABLE 9
SAT 20 JULY Bracknell Book Fair | TABLE TBC
SUN 11 AUG Birmingham Book Extravaganza | TABLE TBC
SAT 5 OCT Northampton Book Extravaganza | TABLE TBC

Come and meet me, talk stories, grab some scarecrow swag and buy books!

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