22 June 2022

Royston Arts Festival - Poetry Competition 2022

J.S. Watts and fellow Cambridgeshire-based poet, Jude Simpson are co-judging the 2022 Royston Arts Festival Poetry Competition. The competition is free to enter and is open to residents of Royston and the surrounding villages in North Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire.

Full details, rules and entry forms can be found on the Festival website. Check them out. The deadline for entries is Sunday 14th August.

11 June 2022

Strawberry Fair 2022

STOP PRESS - J.S. will be performing some of her poems at Strawberry Fair, Cambridge on Saturday 11th June. She will be appearing on the Wild Strawberries Stage at approximately 3.30pm.

22 May 2022

This is My Monkey

J.S. is very pleased to have a brand new poem in the May 2022 edition of Acumen, issue 103. The poem is called Monkey Night at the Circus. You will need to buy Acumen to read the poem, but here's a photo of J.S. with the magazine.

3 May 2022

Elderlight Sight and Sound - Part II


Here is J.S. reading the concluding excerpt from Chapter 1 of her novel Elderlight, the third and final book in her urban fantasy Witchlight Series.  For further details check out the Books Section of this website.

2 May 2022

Elderlight - Sight and Sound

Here's an opportunity to hear J.S. read an excerpt from Chapter 1 of her novel Elderlight, the third and final book in her Witchlight Series. Keep an eye open for the concluding video on this website or head over to YouTube if you can't wait.

30 April 2022

Herts Book Festival 7th - 8th May 2022

J.S. will be in conversation with John Tarrow (the creative mind behind Talliston House and Gardens) talking about myth and magic in their work at the Hertford event on Saturday, 7th May at 2.30pm. J.S. will also be present at the author market in Hertford Castle from approximately 11am to 4pm on the same day. Signed copies of her books will be available. For more details visit http://hertsbookfestival.org 

6 April 2022

Changes in Spring


J.S has a brand new story out in the Spring issue of The Lorelei Signal. The story is called Changes and it's a story with bite. You can read it for free by clicking on the link below or you can check out all the stories in the April - June 22 issue of The Lorelei Signal by going here

Changes by J.S.Watts

An isolated, snow-bound colony of scientists has become used to living with and studying the changes brought about by the First Great Cataclysm, but the changes are about to make a dramatic change of their own and things are going to become horrifically personal, especially for one young scientist in particular.

The accompanying stunning Artwork is by Marge Simon.