About Helen

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author images © Ben Turner Photography

Helen’s new book, BREAKFAST IN BOGOTA, set in 1940s Colombia, is crowdfunding now with Unbound.

Her debut, The May Queen, was published in 2016. Good Housekeeping termed it an ‘unsettling, coming-of-age tale.’ Stylist called her ‘One to watch.’

In a former life, she worked as a bookseller for Waterstones and an admissions assistant for an acting school, before signing up to a £12-a-day internship at a glossy magazine (when it was the norm). For the next six years (and on a better grade) she went on to write and edit for Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping. She attended the Faber Academy.

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