This is a collection of short stories, ideal for today's hectic lifestyle. It makes for easy reading in a train, dentist's waiting room or during a coffee break.
From a business woman putting all her energy into work, to the confusions in a teenage world, to an unendurable bereavement, these tales span a variety of subject matter.
The collection shows how the consequences of misinterpreting behaviour, language and gestures in our daily lives, can be damaging in the long term to a relationship.
However - on occasion, satisfactory conclusions can be reached, albeit in a round-about fashion.
The characters are brought to life with plenty of humour and a touch of fantasy.
Ann Renard previously ran her own business as a Dance Teacher. She then changed direction to teach and assess people with various physical, mental and learning needs.
The Dinner Lady and Other Stories is a first attempt at self-publishing.
Ann is retired and based in Warwickshire.