A FORMER Newbridge woman is taking America by storm with her first self-help book.

Jane Wharam, 50, is author of Emotional intelligence: Journey to the Centre of Your Self.

The book is based on Emotional Intelligence which is a study of managing your emotions.

So far, the book has had 10,000 copies published of which more than 5,000 have been sold across the Uk and America.

This has also led to Ms Wharam just completing a five-month whirlwind tour of radio stations in the US.

The mother of one, who grew up in Newbridge and Crumlin, said it was after her marriage of 22 years broke down five years ago, that she started studying Emotional Intelligence.

She said: “I went through a tough couple of years as I careered into a terrible relationship and also fell very ill and needed a hysterectomy.

“Through reading about Emotional Intelligence I realised that the way we look at life is much more important than what actually happens.

“I am now the happiest I have ever been”

Ms Wharam, who now lives in Surrey, is due to visit Cardiff in December to carry out a number of book signings.

For more information visit www.janewharam.com.