Harrogate Soroptimist, Sue Williams, has just published her first novel – ‘Five Ladies and a Bus Called Bertha’. Sue has written many short stories and particularly enjoyed writing those with a humorous twist. She has contributed to 2 anthologies and has written two pantomimes, both of which, when performed, raise several hundred pounds for charity.
During a lunch for retired Soroptimists, the conversation got round to how fingerprints wear away with age, and how useful this would be if they embarked on a life of crime. Sue thought this would make a great short story or, perhaps, a detective story featuring elderly sleuths. But the ladies had other ideas and the result is Sue’s first novel ‘Five Ladies and a Bus Called Bertha’.
Sue has had great fun writing the book and has spent many happy hours with friends who have shared comic and occasionally scandalous tales about themselves, their colleagues and families for the book. As a thank you, Sue has decided to share the profits from the book, between four very worthwhile charities supported by Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District – Dementia Forward, Toilet Twinning, The Trussell Trust and Soroptimist SIGBI.
Sue said “This is a book for those who don’t want to grow old gracefully, and I loved writing it.”
The book is available to buy from Amazon.