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 :)
Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, Mars ruled ~ and they like to win! My next guest, Trisha Ashley, certainly has; she's been named a Sunday Times bestselling author of romantic comedies. Her new book, A Christmas Cracker, is not so much 'now available', as leaping up the Amazon chart accompanied by tinsel, sparklers and a cheering crowd ~ you can look at it HERE on Amazon, as many thousands have already, and many more will do!
Here's Trisha in her favourite Day of the Dead apron ~ excellent picture!! Now, what does being an Aries mean to her?
I’ve achieved great success with my writing, but to follow my star and get to that point I had to make great sacrifices and endured long struggles. So yes, you could say I’m courageous, strong-willed, confident, a risk taker, persevering, assertive, independent and frequently filled with bursts of unfounded optimism."
"I’m not energetic, nor a leader – I don’t want to lead anyone anywhere - but I hope I’ve always been a good and steadfast friend. And I’ve continually strived to help other hard-working writers achieve their full potential: for instance, I’ll be giving the first Trisha Ashley Award for a humorous short story at an event in Exeter this October. So I hope I’m selfless, inspiring, helpful, frank and stimulating…though that, of course, may come over as bossy. I can certainly be brusque and impatient with those who expect success to drop into their laps without any effort at all."
Here are two other cheerful, open and friendly looking rams to make up the Aries trio...
Leo and Aries: Terry Tyler and Julia Proofreader
Leo: Anne Goodwin, Alex Johnson
Aries: Cynthia Harrison
Gemini: Jerome Dumont, John Privilege, Shelley Wilson
Aquarius and Capricorn: Nicky Black
Aquarius: Cathy Ryan, Lynda Renham
Capricorn: blogger Steffany R
Sagittarius: Rachel Amphlett, Wendy J Lennox, Katrina Mountfort
Virgo: Louise Marley, Elizabeth Ducie, Barb Taub
Pisces: Maria Savva, Sacha Black
Scorpio: Gemma Lawrence, Robert Leigh, Catherine Hokin, Jenny Twist
Taurus: Valerie-Anne Baglietto, Valerie Poore
Cancer: Katie Oliver, Mark Barry
Libra: Tom Hocknell, Jen Ammoscato, Joanne B