Woodville Parish Council

Welcome to Woodville

A village in Kent that you won’t find on any map.
Witch-Free Since 1973

Witches of Woodville survey chocolate winners

The Witches of Woodville readers’ survey for 2022 has now closed.  A huge thanks to everyone who completed the survey. Using a random number generator, I’ve picked the five winners of the bars of Ghost of Ivy Barn chocolate, and they are:   Laura...
Crikey, just two months till THE GHOST OF IVY BARN is published…

Crikey, just two months till THE GHOST OF IVY BARN is published…

I know, I’m just as stunned as you are. The third of the Witches of Woodville books arrives on 7th July 2022, and we’re having a special launch party at Waterstones, Canterbury and you’re all invited. There will be cake, real witches and wizards, free wine and did I...
I’m having a Book Launch… and you’re all invited

I’m having a Book Launch… and you’re all invited

You are cordially invited to the launch of my next Witches of Woodville book THE GHOST OF IVY BARN on Thursday 7th July, 2022 at Waterstones, Canterbury… Yes, it’s a little way off, but best to get these things in your diary, I say. Especially as this is a real world,...
A Brand New Witches of Woodville Story… Sort of…

A Brand New Witches of Woodville Story… Sort of…

Here’s a little treat for the weekend. A new Witches of Woodville story that’s completely free for my wonderful newsletter subscribers…   Caesar on Watling Street is set over 2000 years before the events chronicled in the Witches of Woodville.  The cover art was...
Everyday Kindness Audiobook is OUT NOW

Everyday Kindness Audiobook is OUT NOW

The audiobook edition of LJ Ross‘s anthology EVERYDAY KINDNESS is out today! All proceeds go to Shelter, so go grab your copy here now! There are over 50 stories by incredible authors and read by amazing narrators, and for some reason I massively lucked out and got...
Which of you lovely people would like a free signed bookplate?

Which of you lovely people would like a free signed bookplate?

An exciting missive from Miss Araminta Cranberry — Head Librarian, Woodville Village Library. I have splendid news. After some considerable cajoling, I have persuaded local author Mark Stay to pop down to the village printers and order some bookplates (*what’s a...

Prompety Prompt and my 200-word Story…

I was delighted to be asked to be a guest on the wonderful Prompety Prompt podcast… then I realised I had to write a 200-word story based on the prompt “The Tear in her Dress”, and then write live against the clock! It was the single most terrifying writing experience...

FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL — SATURDAY 19TH FEBRUARY, 4PM

Come and see me chatting with the very splendid FM Dixon at the Faversham Literary Festival on Saturday 19th February at 4pm!   Time travel, magic, witches… and happy families! Join Kent authors Mark Stay and FM Dixon as they exchange ideas, antics and themes...
“Two Chickens for Laura Longarms” will be read by Julie Walters!

“Two Chickens for Laura Longarms” will be read by Julie Walters!

In a bit of news that left me genuinely gobsmacked, I learned that the story I wrote for LJ Ross’s wonderful anthology Everyday Kindness will be read on the audiobook version by none other than Julie Walters! Or to give Julie her full honorific title: Dame Julie...
Signed Babes in the Wood and Chocolate Winners!

Signed Babes in the Wood and Chocolate Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Signed Babes in the Wood and Chocolate giveaway! The lucky subscribers are… Lynne Meredith Nikki Golding Trish Abbott Jackie Kirkham Andrew Chapman Congrats! I’ll be sending you an email...