Babes in the Wood COVER REVEAL

Today we reveal the outstanding cover art from Harry Goldhawk for the second of the Witches of Woodville books, Babes in the Wood. Behold…

I mean… look at it. Just gorgeous and full of mystery. Look at the eyes in the woods!!

The book will be published on 28th October and you can pre-order Babes in the Wood from the usual places. All the buy links you need are here, but in the meantime do join me in congratulating Harry on another incredible cover.

How To Market Your Book With YouTube – Episode 8

Are you an indie author, or a seasoned writer looking to promote your book with video? TV pro Jeremy Mason joins author and screenwriter Mark Stay as they deep dive into book marketing -revealing book marketing strategies and tips for authors that will get your book discovered.

We talk cover art, vlogging for beginners with lighting tips, and how to hook your viewers in just a few seconds…

In Episode 8 you’ll learn – –

WHY you MUST invest in QUALITY cover artwork as an author – WHY book cover design is CRITICAL to your book success – WHERE you can source quality book cover design for $350 – WHAT are successful Indie Authors doing to build their success? – Deep dives into best vlogging setup for beginners – YouTube Vlogging lighting tips and tricks from a TV professional – Lighting for YouTube videos at home – YouTube Vlogging mic’s and sound setups – YouTube audio recording tips – HOW to create your YouTube home vlog set up – Basic framing guide for YouTube vlogging – The structure of an ‘ideal’ YouTube video – HOW to hook in your viewers from the start of your video – HOW to keep viewers engaged by using different backgrounds – The importance of involving your audience – HOW to use Calls To Action in your video

The Crow Folk are coming…

My new book The Crow Folk is coming on 4th February 2021, and here’s the gorgeous artwork…

Here’s the blurb…

For fans of Lev Grossman and Terry Pratchett comes this delightful novel of war, mystery and a little bit of magic…

As Spitfires roar overhead and a dark figure stalks the village of Woodville, a young woman will discover her destiny…

Faye Bright always felt a little bit different. And today she’s found out why. She’s just stumbled across her late mother’s diary which includes not only a spiffing recipe for jam roly-poly, but spells, incantations, runes and recitations… a witch’s notebook.

And Faye has inherited her mother’s abilities. 

Just in time, too. The Crow Folk are coming. Led by the charismatic Pumpkinhead, their strange magic threatens Faye and the villagers. Armed with little more than her mum’s words, her trusty bicycle, the grudging help of two bickering old ladies, and some aggressive church bellringing, Faye will find herself on the front lines of a war nobody expected.

Fall in love with the extraordinary world of Faye Bright – it’s Maisie Dobbs meets The Magicians

And here’s where you can order it in paperback and eBook (audio will be coming too!)…

Waterstones UK

The Book Depository for free international postage and packing

Support your local UK indie bookshop and order from The Hive


Amazon UK



A note for readers in the USA and Canada:

We haven’t sold the North American rights yet, so your best bet is to order via The Book Depository. They offer free postage and packing worldwide.

Stay tuned for more reveals about the book soon!!