30 November 2020

Zoom Along to Fen Speak This December

Fen Speak spoken word open mic night is taking place on Wednesday, 16th December at 7pm for 7.30pm. Their special guest for the evening is J.S. Watts.

J.S. will be sharing poems from her four poetry collections and pamphlets. There'll also be open mic slots for poems and stories, which you can sign up for on the night or in advance.

This event will be online via Zoom. Register in advance via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom meeting details.

22 November 2020

Electric Dreams - Illustrated

J.S. 's dark short story "Electric Dreams" appears in #5 (Vol II, Issue II) of Raconteur and because the magazine is all about the best writing and the best artwork, there is a rather fine illustration to accompany the story. You will have to buy the magazine to see it for yourself, along with the many other excellent stories and illustrations this issue contains. Copies are available from Amazon


20 October 2020

Ritual in The Dread Machine

A brand new and very dark short story by J.S Watts is now available to read in The Dread Machine. 

You can find out more about Ritual by clicking here.

28 September 2020

Two in Ninety-Six

 J.S. is delighted to have two of her poems in issue 96 of The Frogmore Papers. The poems in question are Night Dreamer and Where Do I Go When I'm Not Here? She's in good company with Clare Crossman, Jacqueline Gabbitas and Mike Barlow, to name but a few of the excellent poets whose work fill its pages.

23 September 2020

Fiction Fix Goes Virtual


J.S. Will be reading an extract from her latest novel, "Old Light".

21 September 2020

The Book Programme on North Herts Radio

The Society of Authors in Hertfordshire has joined forces with North Herts Radio to produce two series of The Book Programme.

North Herts Radio has recently broadcast the five episodes in the second series of the Book Programme, as created by Society of Authors members. All five episodes are available to listen to at your leisure on the station's website https://www.northhertsfm.com/the-book-programme-s2 (just scroll down to the very bottom of the page). All episodes are entertaining, interesting and informative and look at writing from different angles, but episode 2 (the language of poetry) and episode 4 (the craft of writing) specifically involve J.S. Other episodes consider starting your own business, self-publishing and speculative fiction (well worth a listen).

If you haven't managed to catch up with series 1, then you can listen again to that too at https://www.northhertsfm.com/books (J.S. appears in episodes 2 and 4 of this series as well and, no, it wasn't deliberate).

J.S. Watts presenting Episode 4 (Series 2) of The Book Programme with Jane Dismore, Jane O'Reilly and Chris West

31 August 2020

Far Villages

This significant tome took a while to make it into print and even longer for this particular paperback to make it across the pond, but this is J.S. Watts holding her contributor copy of Far Villages, a collection of essays for new and beginner poets.

J.S.'s contribution is an essay that considers "The Poet's Journey", both its uniqueness and the milestones that poets are likely to share.

Far Villages is edited by Abayomi Animashaun and published by Black Lawrence Press, ISBN 978-1625577146.