About AJ Howard
Hello, and Welcome
A former professional photographer in the UK & US,
I gave up this career (following bad advice from doctors) in the mid 1990s
My Fat Mouse character appears in everything I write,
hence the Fat Mouse Studios name
With multiple health issues and in between jobs, I wrote Oh Bugger.
The title was blasted by bookshops as too rude so I created an alternate title: Click! Personality Trip (in e-book format)
Two years later I wrote the Louis the Furred Trilogy
Many years later I created the complex Asylum Years (50+ short stories)
I drew all the illustrations myself, I've been scribbling ideas since I was a kid. I've always been a visual thinker, hence the photographic career
and later the illustrated storytelling books.
In 2017 I was diagnosed XXY (Klinefelter's Syndrome) I have three sex chromosomes, an extra X.
In 2019 became a trustee for the Klinefelter's Syndrome Association Charity UK
We are run entirely by volunteers
In 2022 I created the world's first ever Klinefelter's Syndrome XXY Awareness Day Presentation
using puppets to preserve the dignity of KSA members
Klinefelter's Syndrome XXY Awareness Day 10th May
I puppet presentation was seen globally
to highlight the importance of an early diagnosis (something that I was denied by doctors)