Thérèse taught English and Drama at a grade school in England, before launching her highly successful promotions company in London. She produced many events for an eclectic range of clients; from receptions at St. James’s Palace for Prince Charles to fundraising telethons with David Bowie. For many years she managed her husband’s career and in 2004 was given the title ‘Lady’ when her husband received a Knighthood from the queen.
Moving to Los Angeles ten years ago gave her the opportunity to devote more time to her writing. Having two teenage children gave her plenty of fodder for her first novel; How To Stay Upwardly Mobile When You’re Spinning Out of Control.
She hopes one day to wake up French, (not English) and be living in an apartment (with blue shutters) overlooking the fountain of L’Eglise San Sulpice, Paris.
About India’s Summer
INDIA’S SUMMER by Thérèse is the story of India Butler, single and about to turn forty, who travels from London to LA to reinvent herself. In a world illuminated by the flashbulbs of the paparazzi, she discovers the true meaning of “having it all’ while spending the summer with her sister Annabelle, a famous Hollywood actress, and her brother -in -law, a legendary rock musician.
They welcome India into their opulent, fast-paced lifestyle, whisking her from fabulous fundraisers to parties each more opulent than the last. This does nothing for India’s confidence and she maintains a wry detachment until she begins dating Adam, a gorgeous A- list actor. In an attempt to appear more successful she lies to him about her career.
Disaster strikes and India is drawn behind the veneer of Hollywood glitz and glamor and into Hollywood’s private lives. As her illusions about the perfection of their LA lifestyle fade away, India has an epiphany about her own real talents. .
India is in her element until her new life in LA unravels.
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