I invited around 70 writers/bloggers to write a piece about how typical they are of their sign, and how its traits affect their writing life ~ if at all...
Has your favourite writer been featured yet? Links to all previous posts at the end of this one :)
Today I welcome a politically thrilling crab! In other words, Cancer political thriller writer Emma Gray, who writes as E J Greenway. She's written two parts of a political trilogy, Party Games and Power Play ~ and if anyone knows what she's writing about, Emma does; she's worked at Westminster for twelve years. Go on, just take a look at her Amazon author page bio HERE; see, she's not making it all up :)
Tell us about your Cancerian self, Emma ~
I did a bit of research before putting type to screen, and one particular website describe Cancerians as ‘over-imaginative and prone to fantasy…they may themselves possess some literary…talent’, so really I can’t object to that! Although the same site says Cancerians can be shorter than average height with brown hair and ‘they sometimes walk clumsily’! We’re not actual crabs, y’know!"
I asked Emma to tell us a bit about Book Three, currently in progress...
"I'm really excited about book three in my trilogy, End Game, as I've had a lot of political inspiration over the past few months! It picks up six months after Power Play, and the Opposition benches are living in fear of their tyrannical yet ultimately insecure leader Colin Scott. End Game follows the lead characters from my previous two books, but one in particular has a difficult decision to make about the path he must take if Scott is to be overthrown."
I have huge respect for writers like Emma who manage to run a demanding career and a family, and still find time to write - and do posts like this for me! You can follow Emma on Twitter and read more about her on her blog.
Now... which famous writer crabs shall I choose?
...and historical fiction maestro Hilary Mantel ~ because Wolf Hall and her other works are all about politics, are they not? A politician more devious than Thomas Cromwell would be hard to find ~ okay, he lost his head, but he should have known Anne of Cleves was never going to work!)
Next up: a horse loving Sagittarius!
Leo and Aries: Terry Tyler and Julia Proofreader
Leo: Rose Edmunds, Anne Goodwin, Alex Johnson,
Aries: Joanne Phillips, Trisha Ashley, Cynthia Harrison
Gemini: Haydn Lee, Norah Colvin, Jerome Dumont, John Privilege,
Aquarius and Capricorn: Nicky Black
Aquarius: Cathy Ryan, Lynda Renham,
Capricorn: Georgia Rose, Wendy Janes, Annie Lyons, Steffany R
Sagittarius: Adrienne Vaughan, Rachel Amphlett, Wendy J Lennox,
Cancer:June Kearns, Sarah Boucher, Katie Oliver, Mark Barry
Virgo: Louise Marley, Elizabeth Ducie, Barb Taub,
Pisces: Lizzie Lamb, Julie Haiselden, Maria Savva, Sacha Black,
Scorpio: Gen Gannon, Stacey Garrity, Gemma Lawrence, Robert Leigh, Catherine Hokin, Jenny Twist,
Taurus: Valerie-Anne Baglietto, Val Poore,
Libra: Tom Hocknell, Jen Ammoscato Joanne B