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WIN – Midnight Magic Book 2 OUT NOW!

Posted on October 6, 2021, tagged as Midnight Magic

Midnight Magic: Mirror Mischief is the second adventure of mischievous, magical black cat Midnight and her human best friend Trixie and it’s out now! Aimed at readers of 5-8, reviewers have described it as ‘possibly the best bridge between picture book …


The Bewitching of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes – Author Q&A and Giveaway

Posted on August 19, 2021, tagged as Author Interview, Aveline Jones, Phil Hickes, Reviews, competitions

Oi! Widdershins fans! You’ll love this one – I did. If you’re looking for a creepy, magical and atmospheric read, then you won’t do much better than this. I was a big fan of the first Aveline Jones book: The Haunting of Aveline Jones, but her second ad …


One Wish – New Edition!

Posted on May 12, 2021, tagged as 13 Treasures, Cover Reveal, One Wish, Reissue

I’m thrilled to be revealing the lovely new cover for One Wish, the prequel to the 13 Treasures series! Illustrated by Melissa Castrillon, this stunning edition will publish on June 10th in the UK and looks beautiful alongside Melissa’s other book cove …


National Share a Story Month – Writing Competition!

Posted on May 5, 2021, tagged as Magic, Story Starter, Writing, competitions

National Share a Story Month celebrates storytelling and story sharing, and is a fantastic opportunity for you to enter this writing competition run by the FCBG (Federation of Children’s Book Groups) in the UK. I’m thrilled to have written one of the t …


Midnight Magic 2: Mirror Mischief Cover Reveal

Posted on April 11, 2021, tagged as Cover Reveal, Midnight Magic, Mirror Mischief

Here is the beautiful new cover for Mirror Mischief, the second book in the Midnight Magic series for young readers. Illustrated by Elissa Elwick and published by Little Tiger UK, Midnight and Trixie’s second adventure will be flying by broomstick into …


Picklewitch and Jack by Claire Barker – Author Q&A and Giveaway

Posted on March 25, 2021, tagged as Author Interview, Claire Barker, Giveaway, Picklewitch and Jack

I’m delighted to host Claire Barker, award-winning author of the Picklewitch and Jack and Knitbone Pepper series, on my blog for an exclusive Q&A and giveaway. From the moment I discovered the first Picklewitch and Jack book a couple of years ago ( …


Happy World Book Day 2021!

Posted on March 4, 2021, tagged as A Sprinkle of Sorcery, World Book Day

How I wish this day had existed when I was a child! Sadly, we missed out by a whisker – it began the year after I left school. I was lucky though. Although we didn’t have much money when I grew up there were quite a few books in our house which had bel …


The Widdershins are back!

Posted on February 4, 2021, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, A Tangle of Spells, The Widdershins

A Tangle of Spells is OUT NOW! The Widdershins are back in their third adventure, and this time it’s a story of secret rooms, spells and of course, SISTERS. Betty, Fliss and Charlie are finally moving away from gloomy Crowstone to the pretty village of …


The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell – Author Q&A and Giveaway

Posted on January 12, 2021, tagged as Author Interview, The Shark Caller, Win, Zillah Bethell

Last year I was lucky enough to have an early read of a WONDERFUL new book by Zillah Bethell. Waterstones has hailed it as one of ‘The best books to look out for in 2021’ and I completely agree. It’s called The Shark Caller, and it’s published on Febru …


A Tangle of Spells – Cover Reveal!

Posted on October 6, 2020, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, A Sprinkle of Sorcery, A Tangle of Spells, Cover Reveal

  *PRE-ORDER WATERSTONES EXCLUSIVE GREEN SPRAYED EDGES EDITION* Jumping jackdaws! I am SO excited to reveal the incredible cover for the third book in the Widdershins Adventures: A Tangle of Spells, illustrated by the phenomenal Melissa Castrillòn …


Midnight Magic – Out Now

Posted on October 4, 2020, tagged as Midnight Magic, Young Fiction

Meet Midnight, Trixie and Twiggy the broom in my new book for younger readers, which is out now. Midnight Magic is the first in a series for readers of 6+, with two more on the way. Written in rhyming verse and illustrated throughout by Elissa Elwick, …


A Sprinkle of Sorcery ~ US Cover Reveal

Posted on August 25, 2020, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, A Sprinkle of Sorcery, Widdershins

A Pinch of Magic was released in the US three weeks ago, so it’s now time to unveil the beautiful cover for the Widdershins’ second adventure: A Sprinkle of Sorcery. I think this is even more stunning and magical than the US cover of Pinch. Cover art © …


OUT NOW in the US: A Pinch of Magic ~ 2 copies to be won!

Posted on August 4, 2020, tagged as A Pinch of Magic

If you’re one of my readers in North America, the wait is finally over. The Widdershins sisters have made their way over the Atlantic in their first adventure. A Pinch of Magic is out now! All Betty Widdershins wants is an adventure—one that takes her …


Widdershins Lavender Jam Recipe

Posted on July 27, 2020, tagged as Recipe, Widdershins

Hello there, Pinch Posse. I’m currently busy writing the Widdershins’ third adventure (A Tangle of Spells) as well as wrangling a six year old through the summer holidays, but I had to pop online to share one of my favourite recipes with you. Those of …


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 …