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Can You Spot the Ghost in my Unboxing Video…?

Can You Spot the Ghost in my Unboxing Video…?

Here’s my unboxing video for The Ghost of Ivy Barn! It didn’t quite go to plan… but can you spot the ghost? He appears four times… CREDITS Camera and Edit: Kai Newton Music: Dominic Currie Sound: Emily Stay Production Assistant: Harry Gibson The Ghost: George Stay...
One Week to the Launch of The Ghost of Ivy Barn…

One Week to the Launch of The Ghost of Ivy Barn…

Stand by for updates on the in-person event, a live-streaming event, and a free sneak peek at the opening chapter! You — yes you! — are cordially invited to the launch of the next Witches of Woodville book THE GHOST OF IVY BARN on Thursday 7th July, 2022 at...
More Witches of Woodville books signed by Simon & Schuster…

More Witches of Woodville books signed by Simon & Schuster…

Here’s a bit of good news from the folk at Bookbrunch (I’ve popped the full text below if you don’t have a subscription)… Bethan Jones, senior commissioning editor at Simon & Schuster, has signed two further novels in Mark Stay’s Witches of Woodville series,...
More Witches of Woodville books signed by Simon & Schuster…

Amazing Crow Folk Art from Harry Goldhawk…

If you’ve read my Witches of Woodville books, you’ll have no doubt been blown away by the incredible cover art by Harry Goldhawk. Indeed, in my recent reader survey, the love for Harry’s work was overwhelming. So you can imagine how delighted I was when Harry sent me...

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...
One Week to the Launch of The Ghost of Ivy Barn…

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...