Thursday 26 November 2015

The Z Files: Stacey Garrity ~ Scorpio

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 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've got another intense Scorpio for you!  Stacey Garrity, who runs a really excellent book blog called Whispering Stories (link at end of article).  She's very professional and the blog is so well presented; as well as book reviews, Stacey has included features such as 'The Writing Life' in which she interviews authors, Fun Fact Friday and a monthly poem ~ and lots more.

Stacey with her husband ~ they'd just climbed Mount Snowdon in aid of Childflight,
a volunteer run charity with which they are both involved, that takes long term sick children and their families on holiday (click link for more info).

Welcome to The Z Files, Stacey, and please tell us about your Scorpio blogging self!

"I am quite a typical Scorpio, although I don’t read my star sign any more.

As a teenager, I was obsessed by them and would read numerous magazines every day."

"Looking at the traits associated with being a Scorpio, I realised that at some point throughout my life, I have had, each and every one of them – positive and negative, though most of the negative ones no longer play a part in my life.

When it comes to blogging I most associate myself with being focussed, determined and ambitious.  I am a keen planner and I am meticulous about everything I do, this helps me keep focus on the task at hand and do it to the best of my ability."

"I have always been ambitious, so it came as no surprise to me when I wanted my blog to be more than just about reviews, I wanted it to have a variety of categories that people could enjoy.

Lastly I am an extremely determined person, and when I set my mind to something I don’t give up easily.  Some days, blogging is hard, especially with three children, work and being a Patient Representative for a charity.   I can sometimes be sitting until nearly midnight writing new posts, as I am determined to make my blog a success."

It deserves to be a success, it's a great blog!  The link to it is HERE and you can also follow Stacey on Twitter.  Her book review list has grown so large now that she's looking for reviewers to help her out; if you think you may be interested in this, the details are HERE.

Stacey was the seventh Scorpio to respond to my invitation to contribute to this feature (five was the maximum from any other sign), so I'm getting a bit low on famous Scorpio writers!  But I've found one nicely appropriate one, and I'd saved one of my favourites....

.... Evelyn Waugh ~ I've read a few of his books, and A Handful of Dust 
is definitely in my all time Top 20

...and Margaret Atwood, Canadian poet, novelist, activist ~ and literary critic!  
I expect she would have had a book blog, too, if she'd been born forty years later :)

Coming Next: A New Romantic trio ~ with four zodiac signs....

Previous Posts (click name to see post):
Aquarius and Capricorn: Nicky Black


  1. Lovely to meet you, a lovely book blog too Stacey.

  2. So nice to learn more about you, Stacey!

  3. Great to see you outside your blog Stacey - your determined and ambitious approach is shown well in the professional level of your blog - excellent post ladies :-)

  4. I must come and visit your blog Stacey. I am intimately acquainted with a couple of Scorpios and I can testify they have the same drive for perfection as you have. It's so interesting to see the same qualities emerge! Nice to meet you!

  5. Thanks everyone. I'm loving running my blog and getting to know lots of people, including all the fabulous authors who have all be so kind and lots of other bloggers. X