Helen is one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation. She was born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother. Her father was from the North West of England and this was where the family settled.
Helen knows the area well, both the good and the bad. It was a no brainer that she should set her books there. Sitting between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills, the area offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein. She always planned to write crime novels – to create the characters in her books. When she retired from a busy teaching job in FE, this was exactly what she did –almost to exclusion of anything else!
Currently Helen has had seven novels published by Joffe Books. Five in the ‘Calladine & Bayliss’ series and two in the ‘DI Greco’ series.
When not writing Helen is kept busy with her grown up family, particularly her five grandchildren. They see her as something of an eccentric – always on her laptop writing away. Writing is a very enjoyable second career. Despite having a bus pass, it keeps her, young and tuned into current events.