Meet the Reviewers
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″ tall) 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 two boys and a grown-up, as my eldest is now in his twenties. 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 affected by Primary Immunodeficiency.
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 (we have reviewers who love these genres). If I had to choose the 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.
I had the joy of being on the Shadow Panel for the ‘Comedy Women in Print’ awards 2020 with some remarkable bloggers. All that is left to say is welcome to the blog, I hope you like it and if you are an author here to seek out a review request, please take a look at our Review Policy first.
Hey there, my name is Nia. I’m 30(something) and live in the wilds of North Wales with a man and two cats.
I can be normally be found with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other. I primarily read horror, fantasy and thrillers but I am a bit of a genre floozie and am a mood reader as well as a sucker for a beautiful cover.
These days when I’m not reading, I’m working with books as a freelance proofreader and an audiobook prooflistener and prepper – living the dream!
Having no writing aspirations or talents of my own, I’m dedicated to supporting and cheering on those that do. Books have been a constant source of joy and escape in my life and deserve all the appreciation they can get.
I also have my own Book Blog over at www.themostsublime.com
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
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 www.jhbooksblog.wordpress.com. 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.
I’m Tina! I’m a mother of two and I own a small self-publishing services company (risingactionpublishingco.com) in Ontario, Canada. I have a B.A. in English, a certificate in Publishing, and a graduate certificate in Creative Writing. I am an indie author myself. My post-apocalyptic novel, What Branches Grow, was a Top 5 Category Finalist in the 2020 Kindle Book Awards. You can check out my own writing (and other book reviews) at nostromopublications.com.
I read most genres, but my preferred interests are science fiction, experimental literature, and historical fiction. I love reading and reviewing novels. I have been on Goodreads since 2010 and I have over 600 reviews. I love being part of the Whispering Stories Review 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 the Hologram Conspiracy, Hologram Deception, and Hologram Destruction trilogy on Amazon. Since then he has published The Recruit—a romance thriller, and A Spy is Born—a historic prequel to the other four published novels starting when the protagonist, Pat O’Sheen was a kid. Reading A Spy is Born first is a good way to be introduced to the Pat O’Sheen character.
Readers who like series characters like Jason Bourne, Mitch Rapp, and Jack Reacher will 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 three 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.
I live with my husband and two children on the East Sussex coast, a stone’s throw from my childhood home.
My background is in criminal law working as a paralegal where every day brought something new. I have spent a lot of time in Courts and Prisons preparing a case for trial including meeting a wide range of clientele who, in most cases would be absolutely terrified of the process and the fear of facing a prison sentence. I find that it brings both the best and the worst out in people.
I’m passionate about reading and writing thrillers whether it be crime, suspense or psychological and I like to write something that I would love to read.
I self-published my first book, psychological thriller The Hartford Inheritance with Amazon in 2014. My second novel, crime thriller, Guilty is due for release at Amazon on the 6th May 2021.
You can visit my website at – www.janeahobdenauthor.co.uk
Hi, I’m George. I live in Columbus, Ohio USA with my wife, Sharon, and our dog, Sheldon Cooper. I am retired after a career of more than 40 years in information technology, thus giving me more time to devote to my 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 (I am in the process of getting it published). Since then, I’ve expanded my reading list to include a mix of different kinds of fiction along with my traditional reading fare.
My wife and I raised three daughters and are grandparents to five grandchildren, ages 4 to 13.
I discovered Whispering Stories while compiling a list of book review blogs for the Ohio Writers’ Association. I am active in the Association and try to attend their writers’ workshops each month. In my “spare” time, I also maintain a true crime blog at – www.georgepallas.com
Hi, My name is Jade, I’m a Cornish lass currently living in Leicestershire with my partner and our Dalmatian Pongo.
I work full-time for one of the major supermarkets (the one that sort of rhymes with pesto) running our community food programmes.
In my spare time you can find me cuddled up on the sofa with a cup of tea and my dog, whiling away the hours with a good book. My favourite genre’s are thrillers and historical fiction but will read most genres if the book cover is catchy enough!
Having recently taken part in a Fabre Fiction writing course I have aspirations of writing my own book one day- when I find the time that is!
Hi, I’m Lynsey. I’m a former secondary English teacher who spends far too much time reading teen fiction. I’ve always been really passionate about instilling a love of reading in my pupils and I’m delighted to join the team to share my love of reading as widely as possible.
This year I’m busy rehabbing a knee and being more hands-on at home – but always with my nose in a book. My favourite genres are YA and Dystopia.