27 March 2020

Pheasant in LampLight

J.S has a brand new, dark, short story in Issue 2,Volume 8 of LampLight. The story is called The Pheasant, should you want to check it out.


25 March 2020

Things I Wish I'd Known: The Final Instalment

Over on Meier Writers, J.S. has a new guest blog post out. It's the eighth and final one in the series and reflects on previous posts as well as what J.S. still doesn't know. There's quite a lot of that.

To read the final instalment click here.

13 March 2020

Fenland Poetry Journal - 2 for 2

J.S. is very chuffed to have two new poems in issue 2 of the Fenland Poetry Journal (the Spring 2020 issue - ISSN: 2632-8259). The poems are Memories of Some Things That May Have Been Lost and In Remembrance of Things Yet To Come.


8 March 2020

J.S. Watts' poem, "Words at the End of a Year", is featured as this week's guest poem on Acumen magazine's website.  Click here to read it for FREE.

29 February 2020

Today's the Day!


J.S. Watts’ impatiently awaited new novel, Old Light, is officially launched today! It's the second book in the popular Witchlight series (as published by Strange Fictions Press, an imprint of Vagabondage Press) and carries forward the story of magic and witchcraft started in Witchlight.

Holly has had a year to deal with the family-sized portion of Old Magic she has inherited. Her focus is on the future, but when both The Coven and the past come calling, the future she has imagined seems to be slipping form her grasp.

If the past is truly a different country, it turns out it is a dark and bloody one that shares a border with the present – a border that is frequently crossed.

Holly needs to right a past wrong and lay some old ghosts, without becoming one herself, if she is to come to terms with her present and claim her future.

The novel is available in paperback and e-book formats and is available from all the usual outlets, including online via Amazon.


Paperback –Amazon UK                                                   Paperback – Amazon US

Kindle - Amazon UK                                                         Kindle – Amazon US


If you’d like to hear J.S read extracts from her new novel or talk to her about it, check out the Events Page of this website for forthcoming readings in Peterborough (1st March) and Papworth (3rd March).





Old Light, the second novel in the Witchlight Series by J.S.Watts, is published by Strange Fictions/ Vagabondage Press (2020). ISBN: 978-1946050205

27 February 2020

Things I Wish I'd Known: No One Really Knows What Marketing Works

Over on Meier Writers, J.S. has a new guest blog post out. It's the penultimate in the series and takes a somewhat cynical view of the marketing process: No One Really Knows What Marketing Works.

Whether such a viewpoint is sensible this close to the 29th February launch of her new novel, Old Light, remains to be seen...