Meet the Reviewers

Meet the Reviewers


Stacey CWIP

Hi, my name is Stacey, and welcome to Whispering Stories Blog which I began back in February 2015. When I began this blog it was just me but as time went by I realised that I needed more people to join me as my TBR pile was taller than me (Not that hard given I’m only 5’3″ ) and now we have a lovely dedicated team of reviewers who you can meet below.

I’m married to Steve and mum to three boys, well I suppose men now that two are in their twenties and one a late teen. I live in Manchester (UK) and I’m in my 40s. I am a carer for two of my sons as one is autistic and the other has a very rare life-threatening incurable illness which means his immune system doesn’t work the way it should and he has to have twice weekly antibody infusions to keep him alive.

I am a patient representative for the charity Immunodeficiency UK, which is a national charity supporting individuals living with a Primary Immunodeficiency.

I am also a Customer Experience Committee member for a housing association.

I have always been an avid reader, it is a form of escapism for me. You will often find me with two or more books on the go at once. I love most genres with exceptions to sci-fi and horror. If I had to choose one genre that I adore it would be thriller, but I also love a good romance book or something that is going to make me giggle.



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


Julie new 2021

Hello, my name is Julie and I’m a former NHS medical secretary. Currently, I read, write, review and give talks to local groups. In addition, I’m a church verger, school alumna and blog at I have a NT room-hosting role at Petworth House in Sussex and enjoy regularly tramping the fells in Cumbia.

I’ve been part of the reviewing team at Whispering Stories since 2016. As a published author, I understand how much every book means to its creator and appreciate the opportunity to deliver a balanced critique. I read across most genres but for children’s books, enlist the help of one of my growing band of grandchildren. #WSRT



Hello, I am Clive. I have been retired for the last five years and they have been the most varied years of my life with many new activities which include being a Church Treasurer, a National Trust Room Guide, a Countryside Ranger and more recently I have been live streaming Morning Prayer weekly on behalf of our Church. I run and cycle which keep me fit for hill walking; I recently completed the Lake District’s Wainwrights.

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 are balanced to benefit both the author and the potential reader.


George new 2023 pic

Hi, I’m George. I live in Chicago, Illinois, USA, with my wife, Sharon, and our dog, Sheldon Cooper. I am retired after a 45-year career in information technology, giving me more time to devote to reading and writing. My mother infused a love of reading in me from a young age, which made me a lifelong bookworm.

Until recently, I mostly read history and biography, with the occasional mystery thrown in. That changed when I wrote my first book, a murder mystery called Stalking Horse. Since then, I’ve expanded my reading list to include a mix of different kinds of fiction along with my traditional reading fare.

In addition to Stalking Horse, I have short stories in two anthologies published by the Ohio Writers’ Association: Outcasts and Metamorphosis. My wife and I raised three daughters and are grandparents to five grandchildren, ages 6 to 15.

I discovered Whispering Stories while compiling a list of book review blogs for the Ohio Writers’ Association. I am active in the Association and attend their monthly writers’ workshops when my schedule permits. In my “spare” time, I work for the Chicago Cubs Baseball Club and maintain a true crime blog at