Cover Reveal – Grace-Ella Spells For Beginners by Sharon Marie Jones

I’m really excited to be able to reveal for you today the cover of the lovely and talented Sharon Marie Jones debut novel. ‘Grace-Ella Spells For Beginners’, which will be published on September 15th by Firefly Press.

So without further ado here it is…….

grace-ella-lowres final cover

I think the cover is just gorgeous, I love the striking colours and think it will be massively appealing to younger readers. The cover is designed by Claire Brisley and the illustration is by Adriana Puglisi. I’m a huge fan of Illustrated Fiction and this book features black and white illustrations throughout also by Adriana. I’m intrigued to find out what lies beneath that stunning cover so let’s find out more.

Grace-Ella Spells For Beginners

Grace-Ella is thrilled when a black cat walks through their door. She’s always wanted a pet. But Mr Whiskins has a secret. On the ninth day of the ninth month of her ninth year, he tells Grace-Ella that she is a witch and can start learning magic with the Witches’ Council. Grace-Ella has never been good at school — can she learn to be a good witch? As well as struggling with lessons, Grace-Ella and her best friend Fflur are bullied by star pupil Amelia. The Witches’ Council forbids using magic against anyone. But how else can Grace-Ella protect her friends?

Grace-Ella is a magical, funny adventure, the first in a new series, about friendship and being true to yourself. This story sounds truly delightful I know that it will really appeal to me and my daughters as we are slightly obsessed with witch stories. Who doesn’t secretly wish they could learn how to cast a magic spell? Or is it just me?

Sharon Marie Jones


Sharon Marie Jones was born and raised in Dolgellau, in North Wales.
She studied English and Education at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and graduated with First Class Honours. After completing a P.G.C.E course, she began a career as a Primary School Teacher and taught at Pontrhydfendigaid Primary School for the last 13 years but is now a full time author. She’s a mum to three young boys. Grace-Ella is her first book.

To find out more about Sharon you can visit her blog or follow her on Twitter @sharonmariej

‘Grace-Ella Spells For Beginners’ is part of Firefly Press’s Dragonfly range for 7-10 year oldS set in contemporary wales. To find out more you can visit their website.

A huge thank you to Sharon and Firefly Press for inviting me to do the cover reveal, I’m really looking forward to reading ‘Grace-Ella’, watch this space for a review coming in Autumn.



4 thoughts on “Cover Reveal – Grace-Ella Spells For Beginners by Sharon Marie Jones

  1. fallenstarstories

    Aren’t the Grace-Ella books just fab? I love them…very “Worst Witch”, but with a bit of a difference. And the black & white illustrations are lovely and fun. I’m really looking forward to more!



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