Jaci Stephen is a single, sprightly 50+ British-born writer and broadcaster who has never lived with anyone, never been married, has no kids and is not gay (she feels she should pre-empt this as it is always the 4th question). She spends a great deal of time in the USA, where she has never met a man with whom she would like to extend a relationship beyond last orders. Running out of continents, she continues to celebrate the single life – but resents the prejudices that come with it. Hence, The Solo Pound.