Welcome to my website. I hope you will take advantage of the information here. Each of my books has its own page and most include some behind the scenes details you won't find elsewhere. You can read the first chapters of each book. Click on 'Books' on the menu line above then choose the one you want to find out more about.

Do take time to have a good look around.

I'm published mainly as Anna Jacobs, writing historical sagas and modern novels alternately, and I used to write fantasy novels as Shannah Jay.


I shall be giving a few talks in May. Please contact the libraries for details and bookings.

Tuesday 17 May - Harefield Library, Buckinghamshire, afternoon

Wednesday 18 May - Chalfont St Giles Literary Festival - 3pm. Adults £9, under 18 £3


Yorkshire talks - contact libraries in question, free but bookings needed

Thursday 26 May Rotherham Library - 10-11 am

                         Sheffield Library  1.30-2.30

Friday 27 May  Barnsley Library  10.30-11.30

                      Doncaster Library  2.30-3.30



In February 2016 I found out that I'm now the 5th most borrowed author of adult fiction in the UK library system, and the 10th most borrowed author of all. I was thrilled to pieces, as you can imagine. You can see this at: UK's Most Borrowed Authors

Last year I had my 70th novel published. 'A Time to Remember' is the first in a new series called 'Rivenshaw' after the imaginary Lancashire town in which it's set. These stories take place just after World War 2, a time I remember as a little child.

And then I had other books published, including the third and final of the Greyladies series Legacy of Greyladies). Some of my older stories, published only in hardback, will be coming out in mass market paperback editions. The first of these is a modern story 'Winds of Change'.

Things are changing greatly in the book world and some of my early books, long out of print, have now been published in large paperback format via Amazon's CreateSpace system by my clever husband. If you put 'Anna Jacobs CreateSpace' in the search box at Amazon you'll find them.

The first series I ever wrote, 'The Gibson Family Saga' (starting with Salem Street) was given new covers last year. It's been in print over twenty years and many readers still tell me it's their favourite. Since that happened most of the books have remained in the top 100 sagas on Amazon UK Kindle.

All my books are, of course, available as ebooks and all go into audiobooks too.

In May 2016 my 75th novel will be published (A Time to Rejoice, #3 of the Rivenshaw series).

I'm still enjoying story-telling so watch out for plenty more books


Because I moved to another town a couple of years ago, I've had to close down my PO Box, but of course I can't remove this information from books already published. I can no longer receive letters/snail mail, but you can still contact me by email - see below.


If you want to know which books are in each series, click on 'Series' on the menu line above. All the series are listed there. If you want to read about a specific book, click on Book List above and then click on the title of the book you want.

If you watch the Latest Books section on the right, you’ll see the covers for my recent publications. The covers change about every 15 seconds.

Below that is a link to my Facebook page 'Anna Jacobs Books' which you may find of interest as well.

There is other information on this website, including photos. You can find out about it from the menu line above.



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