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Writing Competition ~Results

Posted on June 9, 2020, tagged as Writing competition

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the family themed writing competition. I really enjoyed reading all your stories and poems, and was so impressed with them all. It’s been extremely tough to choose winners and runners up as the standard was so …


Art Competition ~ Results

Posted on June 1, 2020, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, A Sprinkle of Sorcery, Art, Competition results, Widdershins, competitions

I’m very excited to reveal the winners and runners up of the recent art competition. The challenge was to draw a character from the Widdershins books – a challenge you rose to admirably! I loved seeing your art work and thought there was something spec …


Art Competition Gallery ~ Closed

Posted on April 20, 2020, tagged as Art, Widdershins, competitions

This competition is now closed and the results will be published soon! In the age 8-10 category: Oi, by Sheeryn Tan, age 10, England By Joanna Kollia, age 9, Greece Fliss by Joanna Kollia, age 9, Greece Charlie by Joanna Kollia, age 9, Greece Betty by …


LOCKDOWN! News, competitions and things to do

Posted on April 17, 2020, tagged as competitions, news

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all keeping safe in this strange new world we find ourselves in since coronavirus hit the headlines. I’m wondering when – and if – things will ever get back to normal. It doesn’t feel like it right now, does it? I’m getting a …


The Vanishing Trick by Jenni Spangler ~ Author Interview and Giveaway

Posted on February 12, 2020, tagged as Author Interview, Jenni Spangler, The Vanishing Trick

One of the loveliest things about being an author is that I often get asked to review books, especially those of debut writers. Just before Christmas my publisher sent me a manuscript they thought I’d like, and from the moment I read the first sentence …


OUT NOW ~ A Sprinkle of Sorcery

Posted on February 3, 2020, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, A Sprinkle of Sorcery

The Widdershins sisters are back in a tale of kidnap, witchery, pirates and shipwrecks!  A Sprinkle of Sorcery, the sequel to A Pinch of Magic is out now. Officially, the publication day is Thursday, 6th February, but early copies are already trickling …


A Sprinkle of Sorcery – Book Trailer

Posted on November 11, 2019, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, A Sprinkle of Sorcery

Jumping jackdaws! Here’s something to shiver your timbers: the magical trailer for A Sprinkle of Sorcery, created by Simon & Schuster using Melissa Castrillon’s beautiful cover artwork. The book is released on 6th of February 2020 in the UK. You ca …


COVER REVEAL: A Sprinkle of Sorcery

Posted on October 28, 2019, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, A Sprinkle of Sorcery, Cover Reveal, Sequel, Series, The Widdershins

Here’s the beautiful cover for my next book, A Sprinkle of Sorcery, illustrated by Melissa Castrillon. I think it’s absolutely stunning, a perfect ‘sister’ to A Pinch of Magic! I’m still working on the edits against a CRAZY schedule to bring it to you …


Title Reveal & Shipwreck Competition Results

Posted on July 10, 2019, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, competitions

I’m delighted to reveal the title of my 8th book: A Sprinkle of Sorcery, which is a sequel to A Pinch of Magic. The Widdershins will be back in the Spring! Here’s a taster: The family curse has been lifted and the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and …


Behind the Scenes – Cover Process

Posted on June 20, 2019, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Behind the Scenes, Cover Design

One of my favourite things about my job is seeing the finished cover art for my stories. I’ve been fortunate to have had some wonderful illustrators for my books, including Christopher Gibbs, Zdenko Basic, and most recently, Melissa Castrillon. Melissa …


COMPETITION: Win an acknowledgement in the sequel to A PINCH OF MAGIC!

Posted on April 10, 2019, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Sequel, competitions

As many of you will know, I’m currently working on a sequel to A Pinch of Magic. It doesn’t have a title yet, although my editor has come up with something I LOVE. We’re just getting the thoughts of the rest of the team at my publisher, but I’m hopeful …


A Pinch of Magic: Book Trailer

Posted on November 16, 2018, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Book trailer, Cover, Reviews

The clever folks at my publisher, Simon & Schuster UK Ltd have made this beautiful book trailer for A Pinch of Magic . . . check out that music, it’s pure magic! Having now seen a mock up of the finished cover, with gold foil and emboss, I cannot W …


A Pinch of Magic – cover reveal and pre-order prize draw

Posted on October 23, 2018, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Cover, Melissa Castrillon, Simon & Schuster, competitions, news, prize

Here, at long last, is the beautiful cover for my seventh novel, A Pinch of Magic, which is publishing with Simon & Schuster in the UK on 7th February 2019. The illustrator is the hugely talented Melissa Castrillon, whose work you might recognise f …


UNREST ~ New Edition

Posted on August 21, 2018, tagged as Cover Reveal, Ghost Story, Reissue, Unrest, YA

I’m thrilled to share the fantastic new cover for my ghost story, Unrest. Periodically, book jackets get a makeover and so, after six years, I feel this book has earned it (even though I loved the original cover). The beautiful design is by James Frase …


Stripes Publishing Acquires Midnight Magic!

Posted on May 30, 2018, tagged as Black Cats, Book deal, Little Tiger, Magic, Midnight Magic, Stripes Publishing, Younger Fiction, Younger Readers, news

I’m delighted to announce some lovely news. Stripes Publishing, part of the Little Tiger group, has bought three books from me in a new series called Midnight Magic. I’m hugely excited as it contains so many of the things I love: a black cat called Mid …