Jacques Von Kat is the pen name of husband-and-wife writers Jack and Kat.
They have been writing together for four years and On the Other Side of Alive is their debut novel, which came out in 2020. They are fascinated by the spiritual world, and it was at a spiritual reading where the duo first met.
When the couple started dating, they discovered they both had a passion for writing, but in different genres. Jack asked Kat if she would assist him with his historical fiction novel, having learnt she graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in English Literature & History. Whereas Jack was the opposite, he abandoned his studies, preferring to go on adventures with his friends. He always felt different to the rest of his family, who all excelled at school. Jack ended up in a career in engineering and welding, where he finds his knack for problem-solving comes in handy.
The duo decided to abandon this initial story in favour of an idea they could both work on together, and the concept for On the Other Side of Alive was created. Their second novel, Mirror Man, was released in May 2021. It is a standalone novel, but all their books and characters are set in the same universe, whether with a crossover of characters or an item. The sequel to their first novel Lost & Lonely is due for release in October 2021, with a further novel due in time for Christmas.
Jack likes to restore scooters in his spare time. Three of his custom scooters have graced the front covers of the best Scooter magazines in the UK. One was even used in the film: Faith filmed in 2005, where Jack was also an extra.
They live in Northern Lincolnshire with their two Bernese Mountain Dogs and enjoying travelling the world.