From diet tips to literary success

Former slimming club founder turned best selling author Pauline Lawless from Kildare, whose latest book ‘Behind Every Cloud’ is now on the shelves, has enjoyed great success since her Superslim Slimming Club days in Newbridge,

Former slimming club founder turned best selling author Pauline Lawless from Kildare, whose latest book ‘Behind Every Cloud’ is now on the shelves, has enjoyed great success since her Superslim Slimming Club days in Newbridge,

She started writing after she retired to Belgium and Florida and her previous books, ‘Because We’re Worth It’ and ‘If The Shoes Fit’ and ‘A Year Like No Other’ all made the top ten bestselling list.

“I always stick to the advice all writers have been given which is - write about what you know,” Pauline says, “So the setting for my first book ‘Because We’re Worth It’ was a slimming club in County Kildare. ‘Behind Every Cloud’ is based in a wine group which is also something I know about as I have a Diploma in wine from the British WSET and ran courses for the Wine Development Board for many years all over the midlands.”

‘Behind Every Cloud’ is about a group of people who sign on for wine-expert Sam’s course. Ellie is a young romantic planning her dream wedding but all is not going smoothly. “It has been a joyous experience writing this book and I hope my story will inspire others who feel they could write,to take up pen and paperand give it a shot. There’s no age limit to it - as I’ve proved.”