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Another Cup review – Terry

The thing I love about picking up a Vera Water’s book you know you will not be disappointed. Warm insights into people’s lives, the situations people live through, with Vera guiding the way.

This book reminds me of Vera’s first book, Half A Rainbow. It’s a book I will pick up again and again and learn something new every time. Absorbing and thought provoking. If I could have a guardian angel guiding me, she would be called Vera!


Venus Voices

I’m delighted to have been invited to speak at this local library. I’ve spoken to groups in many libraries but this will be my first presentation at the ‘library near Asda!’

There is something special about library activities. Lots of warmth and interest in a varied programme provided for all age groups. Interested and dedicated staff add to the whole ambiance of the events.

This talk is part of the Venus Voices programme which is a celebration of those amazing women who fought for women to be given the right to vote. I will be speaking of some of my own humble yet very interesting experiences especially early in my career when women were not considered to be as ‘able’ as their male counterparts.

The press & media describe me as a ‘pioneering’ woman and I soon became aware how important it is to have the confidence to see the humour in so many situations.

I do hope you will join me on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 1pm.

Come along and enjoy this positive experience

Afterwards I will be signing copies of my books as we enjoy a cup of tea together.

I look forward to seeing you.

Take care

Vera Waters


We are all boxes full of experiences & memories.

We have keys to other people’s boxes through our understanding & insight.

Please now go open a box.


Vera Waters, Nursing Times, 1982

Dare to be a Daniel…. Dare to stand alone

Dare to have a purpose firm

Dare to make it known.


Philip P Bliss, 1873

Fortifying review


As fortifying as a good strong cup of tea. Vera Waters is a skilled storyteller & expert observer of human behaviour. Vera has listened to a lot of people from all backgrounds & situations. She distills the wisdom drawn from all these lived experiences & passes on life lessons in easy to absorb chapters. This is a useful book for everyone.

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The Book Launch

The Book Launch

A night to remember,
A room full of interesting people,
The sound of laughter
Music playing
The tinkling of cups on saucers
People eating cake & drinking tea
What more could any author want,
As avid readers lined up to buy my latest book.
A book launched with a room full of people I had encountered!
My privilege, to have met them all!

VW November 2017

Big Interview, by Nicola Jaques, Lancashire Post

One of Vera’s favourite interviews, she said Nicola ‘showed a lot of interest and empathy, she did a great job. I really enjoyed speaking with her’.

Caring Chorley pioneer took a Red Rose heart all around the world

“Observing to understand” that is how inspirational speaker, life coach and author Vera Waters would describe the make -up of her life’s work. She has quite the resume.

From pioneering change in the 1960s for the better treatment of teenage offenders, to an appointment as the first voluntary service co-ordinator in the health service before turning attentions to counselling police forces nationally. She has trained and counselled nurses, doctors, entertainers, actors, dancers, airline crews to those in the finance sectors. Her lectures and presentations have taken her all over the world from Europe to America to Australia coupled with regular appearances on the radio.

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Uplifting feedback

“Thank you for a wonderful night. You look and sound as lovely as ever and I love listening to you. I hope to see you again soon, I’ve got my cup of tea, some toast and your book, bliss ! Love Kerry x”

“Wow! Vera, what a most enjoyable evening! If I had only one word to describe, it would be, ‘uplifting’. The beautiful Butterflies on the tables and the swirl of Bagpipes, set the tone, and we all enjoyed every moment. Grateful Thanks, God Bless! Marie xx”

Eccleston Library Visit 2017

Our libraries are so important. No longer places of silence and sombre faces, they are now full of life and vibrancy. They have become  special meeting places, centres in which to find social contact as well as learning, enjoyment, information and help. It’s because of this that I am delighted to say that I’ve been invited to visit Eccleston Library on Wednesday 8th March

Come along and join me at  11 A.M. to  ‘Meet the Author’ in an informal setting. Admission is free  however, as we are going to share tea & biscuits whilst I talk about my more humorous experiences in life, and how to get that ‘feel-good’ factor, Julie and the staff need to know how many people to expect.

You  can pop in and collect your ticket at the library, or alternatively, call 0300 123 6703 to book a place.

When I‘ve finished speaking I will be signing copies of my books. At present, I’m busy working on my new book, and meeting people like you is always encouraging to me. I’ll be delighted to see you. Until then its back to work for me!

Take care

Vera Waters