Jennifer Kavanagh worked in publishing for nearly thirty years, the last fourteen as an independent literary agent. In the past ten years she has run a community centre in London's East End, worked with street homeless people and refugees, and set up microcredit programmes in London, and in Africa. She has also worked as a research associate for the Prison Reform Trust and currently facilitates workshops for conflict resolution both in prison and in the community. Jennifer contributes regularly to the Quaker press, and is an associate tutor at Woodbrooke Quaker study centre. Her books include Call of the Bell Bird (Quaker Books), The World is our Cloister (John Hunt Publishing), Journey Home (John Hunt Publishing), Simplicity Made Easy (John Hunt Publishing), Small Change, Big Deal: Money as if people mattered (John Hunt Publishing) and, as editor, New Light ((John Hunt Publishing)). She lives in London. The Failure of Success: Redefining what matters was published in December 2012.