Tuesday 3 November 2015

The Z Files: Jennifer Ammoscato ~ Libra

Astrology ~ a bit of fun, a load of rubbish, or something to take seriously?

I invited around 70 writers/bloggers to write a piece about whether or not they're typical 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 :)

I had no Libra contributors at all then two came along at once, balancing it out nicely:)  I'm pleased to introduce my second lady of the scales ~ chick lit author Jennifer Ammoscato.  The heroine of her books, Avery Fowler, gets into scrapes that would test the equilibrium of the sturdiest Scorpio, never mind a Libra... here's my review (including both Amazon links) of her debutDear Internet, It's Me, Avery..

Here's Jen's rundown of a few of her Libran traits:

"Friendly, sociable – Like many writers, I’m an introvert at heart (probably due to a lack of confidence). But, when I have to go out there and meet with people, as with book promotions, I can do it.

Artistically orientated –I’ve always loved writing stories and even poems. I still have some of my earliest efforts; they make me laugh, which is nice.

Appreciative of beautyI love beauty in many forms: a face, a misty morning; my lovely Welsh Springer Spaniel. I find beauty in simplicity. That’s reflected in my website, my book cover design, and any other art related to my work. 

Feminine, harmonious to be around – I’ve never thought of myself as particularly feminine. I enjoy beautiful clothing, have a passion for shoes and adore manicures. But I’m a very direct communicator; I like to be in charge. And I can curse like a sailor. I think it gives me a better sense of both a man and a woman’s perspective when writing."

"In terms of harmonious, I believe the word “hurricane” has been used in association with my temper." 

(Note ~ let us not forget that Margaret Thatcher was a Libran.  I once knew a very strong woman of this sign who was very glamorous and charming but said that the female Libra was 'the iron hand in the velvet glove')

"Can be superficial, indecisive, a giver of platitudes – I can be superficial (I enjoy reading gossip columns). I can lay it on thick when I want something. The platitudes part sounds about right. 

Actually, I tend to be fairly decisive which comes in very handy in writing. Once I figure my story out, I don’t second-guess almost ever. I may experiment a bit if another idea presents itself, but for the most part, once it’s set, the book’s set. "

I think even the way Jen presented that article is oh-so Libran - nice, clear paragraphs under headings - I laughed when I saw it!  And of course she's fantastically glamorous - see photo :)  You can follow Jen on Twitter, and she writes a brief and amusing article on her blog once a week.

I just had to find two other lovely lady Librans for Jen, it being allegedly the most feminine sign of the zodiac (but never confuse 'feminine' with 'girly')... 

.... starting off with a queen of chick lit, Katie Fforde...

... and who else but the late, great Jackie Collins.

Coming next time: A sexy Scorpio!

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  1. I'm not surprised to hear that Jen's a Libran, she's very glam and charming!

    1. I know, she looks totes lush in that pic, doesn't she :)

  2. Librans sound so very lovely and it's great to find out more about you Jen :-)

  3. I'm really enjoying this series of posts! I've often likened the internet to a global cocktail party, and these "what's your sign?" posts make a great ice-breaker. ~Tui

    1. Thanks, Tui! If you would like to do one for me, please send me a DM with your email in; I've meant to ask you before, actually! it wouldn't be on until January, and I'm winding it down then but I have a few that I couldn't fit into this year, so I thought I'd take it into Jan too :)

  4. Why thank you. It was a pleasure taking part in Terry's fun series.

  5. "I tend to be fairly decisive which comes in very handy in writing. Once I figure my story out, I don’t second-guess almost ever. I may experiment a bit if another idea presents itself, but for the most part, once it’s set, the book’s set. "

    This is exactly what is said about us Librans and I agree with you Jen. Though I will swing back and forth trying to make a decision (and so probably not decisive like you,) once I've made a decision I won't be moved. :)

    Also Terry, the Margaret Thatcher thing is so true! I've read that about libran women being the iron fist in the velvet glove and I'd totally agree. We know how to dress up the tough stuff in nice packaging I think!
    Very interesting to read a fellow libran female. Nodding a long a lot! :)