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We are so excited to finally reveal the magical cover for the brand new fantasy series by Sarah Driver, Once We Were Witches, illustrated by Fabi Santiago.

Once We WereWitches is out on 02 April 2020, and is available to pre-order now.

Read our very special feature by illustrator Fabi Santiago to take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the cover.

About Once We Were Witches

I am Spel. Daughter of witches. The only one who can step between worlds. The only one who can save my sister. If I can find her before the witch hunt begins

Thirteen years ago, magic was banished and the witches were hunted. Sisters Spel and Egg are the daughters of witches, but they grow up in Miss Mouldheel’s School for Wicked Girls with no idea who they really are. Until the day the message arrives telling them to run.

The message sends them to a funeral parlour in a far away village where their new guardian, the Undertaker, has a secret.

Beneath the funeral parlour is a portal to the Other Ways – four worlds that lie parallel to ours. When Egg vanishes through the portal, Spel knows she must try to save her sister. But no one can step between the worlds.

Or can they? 

About the Author

Sarah Driver

Sarah Driver is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People, and is a qualified nurse and midwife.

She started writing stories as a small child and lists her influences as Spellhorn by Berlie Doherty, A Necklace Of Raindrops by Joan Aiken and the Carbonel books by Barbara Sleigh.


When she’s not writing, she can be found walking by the sea, visiting exhibitions, reading or travelling, often in the name of research.


Sarah lives in Sussex, close to the sea, with Lily, a street-wise ginger cat and an excitable mini-lop bunny named Peter.