Well, I was nervous as hell but with a deep breath I managed to give a talk and book reading to the wonderful  “Chester Women in Business.”

The sun shone on us and after inspiring talks around the table it was time for me to stand up and heat things up a little. But not too much, it was only 1.30 in the afternoon, after all.

I am always impressed by the achievements of ambitious women, many of whom juggle being mum and wife with a professional career or running a successful business. Although I have experienced the professional life for many years as a finance director, today I was there to entertain as well as inspire – if I can write a book, so can you

On reading extracts from my first book to be published The Secret at Arnford Hall, the room fell deathly silent. 

I like to think it was because they were engrossed in the snippets from my story and not because they had fallen asleep in search of something to do… At least the applause at the end woke anyone up. I was very grateful for the wonderful reception my readings got.



Of course, I provided additional entertainment when I inadvertently left my “non-sunglasses” in the car and needed my optical aid to read! Who does she think she is?


I would like to give a big thank you to Tricia Peters and Judith Kenyon of Cheshire Business Events for inviting me to their first event in Chester. I’m sure there will be many more. It was kindly sponsored by NatWest and over two hundred pounds was raised for the charity Lady Taverners.