30 October 2018


Issue two of View from Atlantis, a webzine of speculative poetry, is now available to read for free online. In honour of the approach of Halloween, it is horror themed.

The issue contains a poem by J.S.Watts, Dream of Ceridwen. You can read it here

26 October 2018

Christmas Book Signing

10.00 a.m. to 4p.m. David's Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire., SG6 3DE

21 October 2018

Questions and Answers

J.S. Watts has been chatting to poet Neil Laurenson over on his blog about her favourite room and the mistreatment of sweetcorn (amongst other things).

You can find the resultant questions and answers (and those of some other poets Neil has likewise been grilling) by clicking here.

15 October 2018

The Waterlight Project

Waterlight is a project inspired by a chalk stream in South Cambridgshire. Waterlight began as a collaboration between poet and writer Clare Crossman and filmmaker James Murray-White, and the project team has now grown to include local expert Bruce Huett.

The website includes content by a wide variety of people including poetry by Clare and a range of local poets, one of whom is J.S.Watts. J.S.'s two poems are based on recorded conversations between local people about the River Mel (which you can also read on the Waterlight website).

To read J.S's two poems go here and scroll down until you find Life Line and Time Flows Through.

13 October 2018

4 October 2018

The Data Dump Files

J.S. is honoured that her poem "Steelyard Sue Builds a Baby" has been included in "Small Press Voyager: The Data Dump Files", a selection of verse in commemoration of Steve Sneyd (1941 - 2018), who has been hailed as "one of the most influential voices in and proponents of modern genre poetry".

"Small Press Voyager: The Data Dump Files" is produced in pamphlet format by Atlantean Publishing.

3 October 2018

Slenderness as Strength

Over on her blog, the poet Emma Lee has reviewed J.S.Watts' most recent poetry publication, The Submerged Sea, concluding that:

“The Submerged Sea” may be slender but the poems explore multi-facets of the sea with a strong sense of rhythm and sound patterns. The collection asks readers to look again at the familiar in a different light and question assumptions without repeating an idea. Its slenderness becomes a strength and a selling point.

To read the review in full please see Emma Lee's Blog

2 October 2018

Grilling Again - The Author Hub

Today, in a further question and answer session, J.S. is subjected to a little more grilling over on The Author Hub of Meier Writers. You can read it for yourself here

Her first session on the griddle back in August was flagged up here

1 October 2018

Gardening Tips - The Author Hub

Writer Mark Meier has rashly allowed J.S.Watts to play with his blog again.

This month she considers the benefits of gardening in the life of a writer, as she continues to write the latest novel in the Witchlight trilogy, "Elderlight".

You can read the blog post here.