Meet the Reviewers
Hi, my name is Stacey and welcome to Whispering Stories Blog.
I’m a married mum to three boys, well I suppose two boys and a grown up son, as my eldest is now in his twenties. I live in Manchester (UK) and I am an avid reader.
I have been reading books since I was a small child and I often have two or more on the go at once, as long as they are different genres.
After reviewing books on Amazon, Goodreads and Waterstones for years, I thought it was time to put my reviews out there on my own blog, this was over five years ago – Where has the time gone!.
After months of working alone, I found that my ‘To be Read’ pile was increasing, so I gave a shout of for people to join me. Now Whispering Stories has a team of fab reviewers.
Alongside books we also review products and blog about our travels too.
I hope you like the blog, so let’s meet the team.
‘ Hey there, my name is Nia. I’m 30 and a currently living in the historical city of Chester in the UK.
Like most bookworms, my love of books began at a very young age. I grew up in a very rural area where I’m pretty sure electricity had only just been discovered (broadband still hasn’t been installed, incidentally) so I could always be found in a barn with my head in a book.
Not much has changed these days apart from the barn, I can now be found anywhere with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other. My favourite genres are horror, paranormal and historical fiction and sci-fi.
I enjoy making use of my broadband connection by posting reviews to help my fellow readers pick out their next reads and to let authors know that their hard work is appreciated.
I also have my own Book Blog over at The Most Sublime Things
Hi, I’m Selina, I have always read books from a young age and in recent years due to a Chronic Illness and having to give up work I have become an avid reader.
It helps me to escape the world that I now have to live in. Libraries and charity shops have been a rock with my reading.
I prefer Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction and the occasional Autobiography of someone I am interested in. I also review on Amazon, NetGalley and Goodreads.
I am honoured to be part of Whispering Stories blog team
I’m a mother of three and wife of one. Ex-NHS medical secretary/primary care practice administrator; published author; senior school alumna; am-dram actress/director and random blogger at www.jhbooksblog.wordpress.com.
I enjoy walking, photography and basic cooking. I aspire to bake the perfect cake – okay, any cake. I also enjoy reviewing the work of other authors and wherever possible look for positives, mindful of the love and effort that goes into every novel.
Hello, I am Clive. I have recently retired from a career in banking and insurance and now spend most of my time walking, cycling and playing golf. Although I have no formal qualification to review books I have been a life long reader of novels, generally the genres of action, thrillers and crime.
I have never written a book but being married to a published author I appreciate how much work is required, so I hope that my reviews will be balanced to benefit both the author and the potential reader.
Hello to all my fellow book-addicts!
My name is Kerstin and I live in Austria. Last fall I started to study again and am now working on a future career in journalism and social media. The opportunity to write reviews for Whispering Stories came just at the right time and I can`t wait to share my opinion with you.
Since I was a child I spent every spare minute reading and this hasn`t changed a bit. I am glued to my Kindle, so to speak. I love to lose myself in stories and to forget everything around me.
Despite appreciating gripping thrillers and crime, my heart beats for ChickLit, especially books of Lucy Robinson (aka Rosie Walsh), Rosie Blake and Lindsey Kelk. They never fail to make me laugh real hard.
Honestly, I have always wondered how a story comes to life, and someday I am going to experience this process myself. For now I am going to stick with writing reviews and writing my blog www.kerstinscorner.com. I would be very glad if you check it out.
Hi, I’m Tina! I live in Ontario, Canada. After ten years as a project coordinator in legal reference publishing, I took an opportunity to enroll in a graduate certificate in Creative Writing. I have completed three (currently) unpublished novels, with two more in the works. I’m a freelance writer (human rights and interior decorating) and a ghost writer (romance).
I read most genres, but my preferred interests are science fiction, experimental literature, historical fiction (primarily Victorian), and fantasy. I love reading and reviewing novels – I have been on Goodreads since 2010 and am a contributor to my friend’s blog reviewing old science fiction from 1950-1990. I’m excited to be part of the Whispering Stories team!
Ed Sheehan has a background in technical research writing and has been published by the International Society of Explosives Engineers. The historical and technical aspects of his mystery/thriller novels are thoroughly researched. Like most new authors, he was unable to sign with an agent, so he self-published Hologram Conspiracy and Hologram Deception, the first two
novels of a trilogy. The third novel, Hologram Destruction, is in edit and cover design stages and should be released in September of 2019.
Readers who like series characters like Jason Bourne, Mitch Rapp, and Jack Reacher should love the Pat O’Sheen character. Pat O’Sheen lives up to the heroism of the aforementioned iconic characters, but unlike them, he is also a loving and loveable family man. There are six more Pat O’Sheen novels in the editing stage.
Ed is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have three kids and three grandkids. They now live in Alabama, USA near their grandchildren. Ed wrote his first novel in 2009 featuring covert operative Pat O’Sheen. He is now writing his ninth O’Sheen novel. The first three novels can be read alone but form a trilogy about a government leak of a top secret hologram weapon.
Follow Ed’s blog or read preview chapters on www.edsheehan.com.
Ellwyn Autumn is an American author/blogger/ghostwriter and a certified teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education. She writes children’s picture books, middle-grade novels, and Young Adult fiction.
Ellwyn’s first self-published novel, Chris Kringle’s Cops The First Mission, was a Finalist in the 2016 Reader’s Favorite International Book Contest. Her Kamyla Chung picture book series addresses difficult issues facing young children. Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully is on Jedlie’s Certified Great Reads List and earned Story Monster Approval.
Ellwyn discovered her passion for writing in second grade when she had to write a book report for school. She was so excited to write the report, until her mother told her that she had to write about someone else’s book and not her own story. Ellwyn became indignant and decided that once she finished the book report she would most certainly write her own original story. She has been writing ever since!
Ellwyn lives with her family in Pennsylvania. She loves all things magical, curling up with a good book, writing stories, and almost anything with chocolate in it.
Hi my name is Marcia, I am 50 and do not work at the moment.
I used to enjoy reading in childhood, however I stopped when eye strain became too much.
I came back to it through ill health a few years ago. It has been like coming home. I enjoy going into bookshops reading, browsing and just being surrounded by the books. Reading keeps my brain active.
I am open to reading most things except for horror. And am looking forward to reading and reviewing books on the blog.
Hi my name is Linda I’m 64 years young a widow with 3 grown up children and 8 grandchildren, living in East Sussex.
Reading has always been a great love and passion. As a child the weekly visit to the library was such a treat and now as an adult a sheer indulgence is to visit a book shop and buy the a new book, I still personally prefer an actual book even though I love the convenience of a kindle. I will read almost any genre but my love is murder, mystery or romance.
Adam Colclough lives in the West Midlands and is a mature(ish) student studying for a degree in Sociology and Criminology at Staffordshire University. His reviews, poems and other writings have appeared on a number of websites including Shots, ABC Tales and Medium.
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