As you might have gathered, I do rather like the sound of my own voice! 🙂 So I do the after-dinner circuit, get on radio whenever I can, give talks to writers groups and conferences, and have worked as a celebrity speaker on P&O’s cruise ship, Arcadia. I’ve hosted the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s RoNas – the annual awards for the best in Romantic Fiction – for the last eight years, and have presented events yearly at Chipping Norton Literary Festival since its inception and the Guildford Book Festival most years since 2004.
As an interviewer/chair, I have presented panels and been “in conversation with” dozens of authors and personalities including:
Jonathan Aitken, Rachel Allen, David Baddiel, Lynn Barber, Tim Bentinck, Fern Britton (pictured left), Kay Burley, Darcey Bussell, Tania Carver, Mavis Cheek, Julian Clary, Ann Cleeves, Reverend Richard Coles, Jenny Colgan, Charles Collingwood (actor), John Crace (writer), Keri Davies, Nadine Dorries, Louise Doughty, Annabelle Dowler, Tim Dowling, Stella Duffy, Ian Dunt, Jenny Eclair, Katie Fforde, Helen Fielding, Judy Finnigan, Steve Furst, Mel Giedroyc, Joanne Harris, Trevor Harrison, Angela Hartnett, Veronica Henry, Susan Hill, Victoria Hislop, Gill Hornby, Peter James, Lisa Jewell, Cathy Kelly, India Knight, Irma Kurtz, Helen Lederer, Prue Leith, Kathy Lette, Clare Mackintosh, Richard Madeley, Lucy Mangan, Jill Mansell, Santa Montefiore, Bel Mooney, Kate Mosse, Jojo Moyes, Jenni Murray, David Nicholls, David Nobbs, Robert Peston, Tony Robinson, Amanda Ross, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Penny Vincenzi, Terry Waite, Fiona Walker, Fay Weldon, Kate Williams and Reggie Yates.
TV Credits include: Ready, Steady, Cook; Loose Lips; Kilroy; Just for Starters; The Russell Grant Show; The Heaven and Earth Show; The Politics Show; The Property Channel; Legal TV; The Wright Stuff; and Inside Out.
If you want to hire me for your wedding, christening or Bar Mitzvhah, I’m represented by Alison Matthews of ABM Management.
To hear me wittering on – click on the photo below for my YouTube Channel…