22 February 2020

Leaping Forward to the Launch of Old Light

It's just one week to go to the official launch of Old Light, J.S.Watts' latest novel and the second book in the Witchlight Series. Its official publication date is that special, once every four years, day of 29th February.

Over on J.S.'s Facebook page the countdown has started. We're at 7 already.

You can pre-order your Kindle copy on Amazon for delivery to your Kindle on 29th February. Click here to do so.

To mark the publication of Old Light, J.S. will be giving special launch readings at Peterborough's Fiction Fix event on 1st March and at the Courtyard, Papworth on 3rd March. Check the Events Page of this website for more details.

13 February 2020

Poem-a-thon - 8th February 2020

On Saturday 8th February, Poets for the Planet was launched, in style and in collaboration with The Society of Authors. They presented Verse Aid: Poems for the Earth, an awareness-raising, fundraising, spirit-raising poetry event, featuring an all-day Poem-a-Thon, alongside a series of eco-themed workshops and other attractions.

From 11am – 6pm they hosted this drop-in, free to attend Poem-a-Thon, where a relay of sponsored poets performed poems themed around climate change. 

J.S.Watts was one of the poets performing in the Poem-a-Thon. You can watch her performance on YouTube by clicking here

9 February 2020

March is a Two Posters Month

























And both events are on the first of the month, to boot!

5 February 2020

Old Light Cover Reveal - This is It!

I have been doing the dance of the seven veils in order to reveal the cover of my new novel, Old Light, and now it's time to share the cover with you.

Old Light is out at the end of this month, 29th February to be precise, from Vagabondage Press. It's  the second book in the Witchlight series 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, ISBN 978-1-946050-20-5 and is available to pre-order over at Amazon

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4 February 2020

Electric Dreams

"He lies there. Eyes clamped shut. He knows what she is, what she wants. There is no way he is going to look at her, the real her. The dream version is bad enough."

Read the full story, "Electric Dreams" by J.S.Watts, as published on Raconteur Magazine's  website at http://ow.ly/ygCV50y7ZvQ

1 February 2020

Old Light Cover Reveal - Penultimate Veil

We're almost there. Just one last flimsy strip of veil to go in the dance of the seven veils.

I have a new novel out at the end of this month, 29th February to be precise, from Vagabondage Press. It's called Old Light and it's the second book in the Witchlight series 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.

The novel is available in paperback and e-book formats, ISBN 978-1-946050-20-5 and I shall be giving a sneak preview of it in Peterborough, tomorrow, 2nd February at 8pm at Samm's, 29 Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HA. See my events page for further details.

In time honoured fashion I have been sharing Old Light's cover reveal, but oh so very slowly.

So, here's the sixth photo of the new book. The light is very close. Just one last veil to go.

The veils in Old Light are the ones that separate the past from the present, the living from the dead - or don't. Will you see the light ?

Check back here on 5th February to see the full cover and for more details about Old Light.

29 January 2020

Old Light Cover Reveal - Fifth Veil

So, I'm doing the dance of the seven veils.

I have a new novel out at the end of  February from Vagabondage Press. It's called Old Light and it's the second book in the Witchlight series and carries forward the story of magic and witchcraft started in Witchlight. It's available in paperback and e-book formats, ISBN 978-1-946050-20-5.

In time honoured fashion I am sharing a cover reveal, but slowly. It's the dance of the seven veils, after all.

So, here's the fifth photo of the new book. Just two more veils to go. The veils in Old Light are the ones that separate the past from the present, the living from the dead - or don't. Can you see the light yet?

Check back here every three days or so for further revelations and more details about Old Light.

28 January 2020

It's All Happening in February...

For J.S., it's a double header on Sunday, 2nd February, as she leads the February meeting of the Bishop's Stortford Writer's Club, before heading up the A1 to Peterborough to read at the City's Fiction Fix event. She'll be providing a sneak preview of Old Light, so you don't want to miss it.

Then, on the following Saturday, she's down in London participating in the Poets for the Planet Poem-a-thon awareness-raising, fundraising, spirit-raising poetry event in collaboration with the Society of Authors on Saturday 8th February at the SOA offices at 24 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4EH. You can sponsor her here, if you've a mind to. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JSWatts

Oh and yes, at the end of the month, on 29th February, her brand new novel, Old Light is published.

It's going to be a busy old month.

25 January 2020

Old Light Cover Reveal - Step 4

I have a new novel out on 29th February 2020 from Vagabondage Press. It's called Old Light and it's the second book in the Witchlight series and will be available in both paperback and e-book formats. Its ISBN number is ISBN 978-1-946050-20-5, should you feel the urge to pre-order it.

In time honoured fashion I am sharing a cover reveal, but slowly- infuriatingly slowly. Think of it as a tasteful, drawn-out, striptease. I'm revealing the image, bit by bit, over on my photographic blog, Random Acts of Would-be Photography.

The fourth photo of the new book cover is here. You can almost see the entire cover, but not quite.

Check back here every three days or so for further revelations and more details about Old Light. In the meantime here are the previous three photos in the reveal series, so you can see where we have been, even if you can't see where we are going.




24 January 2020

Acumen #96 January 2020 - Words at the End of a Year

I'm delighted to have a new poem (Words at the End of a Year) in issue 96 of Acumen. The magazine is out later this month.


23 January 2020

Things I Wish I'd Known: Getting Published Can Take a Long, Long Time

Over on Meier Writers, J.S. has a new guest blog post out. This one is all about the delays that can take place in the process of getting a book into print: Getting Published Can Take a Long, Long Time. It may provide some insight into the forthcoming publication of Old Light, J.S.'s new novel.

21 January 2020

Old Light Cover Reveal - the light shines through

I have a new novel out at the end of February 2020 from Vagabondage Press. It's called Old Light and it's the second book in the Witchlight series and will be available in both paperback and e-book formats.

In time honoured fashion I am sharing a cover reveal, but slowly- infuriatingly slowly. Think of it as a tasteful, drawn-out, striptease. I'm revealing the image, bit by bit, over on my photographic blog, Random Acts of Would-be Photography.

The third photo of the new book cover is here. The light is starting to shine through, like the glimmer of morning light in a very old, dark library.

Check back here every three days or so for further revelations and more details about Old Light.

17 January 2020

Old Light Cover Reveal - Can You See It?

I have a new novel being published at the end of February. It's called Old Light and it's the second book in the Witchlight series.

In time honoured fashion I shall be sharing a cover reveal, but slowly - very slowly. Think of it as a tasteful striptease. I'm revealing the image, bit by bit, over on my photographic blog, Random Acts of Would-be Photography.

 The second photo of the new book cover is here. Can you see it yet?

Check back here every three days or so for further revelations and more details about Old Light.

13 January 2020

Old Light - Cover Reveal (First Phase)

I have a new novel out in February 2020. It's called Old Light and it's the second book in the Witchlight series.

In time honoured fashion I shall be sharing a cover reveal, but slowly - very slowly. I'm revealing the image, bit by bit, over on my photographic blog, Random Acts of Would-be Photography.

So, to see the first photo of the new book click here  

Check back here every three days or so for further revelations.

12 January 2020

Poets for the Planet Poem-a-thon

Poets for the Planet are proud to present an awareness-raising, fundraising, spirit-raising poetry event in collaboration with the Society of Authors on Saturday 8th February at the SOA offices at 24 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4EH.

There will be an all-day Poem-a-thon with free entry - drop in for as long or short a time as you like - where sponsored poets, including J.S.Watts, will perform poems themed around climate change. J.S. will be reading at 14.10 (give or take).

The Poem-a-thon will be followed by a ticketed event where the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will be reading along with Mona Arshi, Jacqueline Saphra and others.

See the Poets for the Planet website and their events page for further details.

If you want to help by sponsoring J.S. then you can do so here:   https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JSWatts

Thank you in anticipation and on behalf of the bees.