25 April 2016

HIV Here and Now - Day 328

HIV Here and Now is a project creating a Poem-a-Day countdown to 35 years of AIDS on June 5,

J.S.Watts  is honoured to have her poem, "The Sunflower", chosen for the project's 328th poem (and poem 25 of NaPoMo 2016).

You can read the poem by clicking here (and also explore the other poems in the project).

BedPop Poetry Slam

J.S.Watts is the winner of April's BedPop Poetry Slam!

 It was a very close field and J.S. is convinced she only won because of a sympathy vote (she wasn't very well at the time), but who cares? It was a very fine afternoon of poetry and all the riveting performers deserve a shout out, including: Hazera Forth, Ben Haynes, Alex Levene, Alex J. Monks, Iain Orkiscz and Ian McEwan for organising things, compering and being the sacrificial poet.

Hazera Forth took some really cool black and white photos which you can see below:

19 April 2016

Touring Years Ago You Coloured Me

The series of readings of poems from J.S.'s new collection, "Years Ago You Coloured Me", is beginning to take shape. So far there are confirmed dates in Bedford, Bicester, Cambridge, Nottingham and Stevenage.

Full details will follow soon. Check out the Events Page of this website to keep up to date on progress.

If you know of a poetry night/event that would like J.S. to come and read some of her new poems, do feel fee to make contact.

8 April 2016

Morpheus Tales Supplement - April 2016

The new edition of the Morpheus Tales Supplement is now available for your FREE reading pleasure. Amongst its reading delights is a review of the 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories by J.S.Watts. Is it as outstanding as the 1st Book, or is it the equivalent of that difficult second album? Read the supplement to find out.

4 April 2016

Shadows and Teeth

Two great months for dark fiction fans:

The end of March saw the publication of Ink Stains, volume 1 of a dark fiction anthology containing a brand new short story by J.S.Watts. The story was called "Phoenix" - a tale of fire and heat.

The end of April will see the publication of Shadows and Teeth, volume 1 of an anthology of terrifying tales of horror and suspense containing a another brand new story by J.S.Watts. The story is called "Back Through the Mist" - a tale of bone-aching cold and freezing fog. You can pre-order the book to make sure you get it as soon as it comes out on 30th April.

31 March 2016

Pictures Within Words

The electrifying Authors Electric have generously provided J.S.Watts with a guest spot in which she can write about anything she chooses (as long as it's about writing). She's chosen to talk about painting and visual art!

If you want to find out what she had to say on the subject, particularly in relation to her new poetry collection, "Years Ago You Coloured Me" and her novel, "A Darker Moon", click here

30 March 2016

Ink Stains On My Pillow

Death. A permanent end. Termination of life. Some embrace death as if reuniting with a long-missing old friend. Others fear it, try to outwit it, hide from it. And then there are those who are fascinated by it, mesmerized by it, chasing it down, taunting it, challenging it. In Ink Stains, Volume 1, eight authors explore death in all its facets in a collection of short stories that range from fantastical to gritty to supernaturally creepy. Join them in a journey through the darker side of fiction. Ink Stains, Volume 1 features stories by Michelle K. Bujnowski , Eddie Cantrell, John S. McFarland, Steph Minns, A. O’Neal Tamela J. Ritter, Aaron Vlek, and J. S. Watts

Ink Stains is a new dark fiction literary anthology from Dark Alley Press. Available in paperback and kindle editions.