Connect with Helen
I was born and educated in Northampton, England, where I still live today with my husband and family. Although having enjoyed some wonderful holidays abroad I have never been tempted to live anywhere else, although I rather like the idea of having a holiday home close to the sea one day.
I met my husband at the age of sixteen, and thirty five years later the magic between us is still there. We have three lovely children, Cara, Faye, and Benjamin who, along with our menagerie of animals, always manage to keep the house buzzing and the cupboards empty – but I wouldn't have it any other way!
Being a committed Christian and fervent animal lover, I find spare time is always at a premium, but long walks in the countryside with my husband and dogs, meals out followed by the cinema or theatre, reading, swimming, and having friends over for dinner are all squeezed in somehow. I also enjoy sitting in my wonderfully therapeutic, rambling old garden in the sun with a glass of red wine, (under the guise of resting while thinking of course!)
Since becoming a full-time writer I have found my occupation one of pure joy - and often surprise, when I realise that a character has developed a mind of their own! I love exploring what makes people tick and find the old adage 'truth is stranger than fiction' to be absolutely true.