The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty Cook – COMING SOON!

My next book, with Cahill Davis Publishing, is released on 3rd March, 2023! Available to pre-order now. Kitty Cook is a newly single, 30-year-old, who embarks on a search for love, on-line. Join her as she navigates through dating disasters, in the hope of finding her happy-ever-after. Inspired by my own (many) dating disasters! https://books2read.com/tlalaokc

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L.A. Interview!

It was amazing to feature in California based publication, Shoutout SoCal. I got the opportunity to talk all things The Dinner Club, as well as share information on my community interest company, Write on the Tyne. Additionally, I had the chance to talk about the brilliant “Toon,” my hometown of Newcastle. Check out the fullContinue reading “L.A. Interview!”

Author Signing – the bound, Whitley Bay

Please come along to the bound in Whitley Bay on 18th June at 2pm where you can buy signed copies of The Dinner Club. The bound is a wonderful, quirky, independent book shop with an array of eclectic reads and a lovely, community vibe. It would be brilliant to see you there!

Book number 2: Due March 2023!

I’m very pleased to share that by second book, The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty Cook will be released in March 2023. I have signed a further contract with Cahill Davis Publishing, continuing our partnership. Inspired by my own dating disasters and search for Mr Right, The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty CookContinue reading “Book number 2: Due March 2023!”

Las Vegas – A Mexican Feast!

If holiday isn’t the time to indulge with eating out, I don’t know what is! So on a recent trip to Las Vegas, after so long not travelling, it felt that little bit more of a treat to eat out in my favourite American city. Now I have to be honest, much of fine diningContinue reading “Las Vegas – A Mexican Feast!”

The Palms Place – A Home from Home

Las Vegas is my favourite holiday destination. Not everyone’s cup of tea, or yard of frozen cocktail as the case may be, but for me, it’s everything I love! After two years of not visiting, due to the pandemic and not feeling quite ready to travel, we went on our rescheduled 11 night holiday toContinue reading “The Palms Place – A Home from Home”

North East Lifestyle Magazine Interview

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the lovely Sally for the brilliant NE Lifestyle Magazine! We talked all things writing, inspiration and chatted about my debut novel, The Dinner Club. Check out the whole magazine by clicking on the image below and my interview on page 50.

The Dinner Club is One Month Old!

It’s been a month since the official launch of my debut novel, The Dinner Club. And what a month it has been! I’ve been lucky enough to be invited onto two podcast interviews, feature in three newsletters and had a few magazine interviews. On top of this I have had the most wonderful photos sentContinue reading “The Dinner Club is One Month Old!”

New Writing Role !

I’ve started 2022 in a new role, as a writer at Radio Gateshead, joining a brilliant team delivering local news and articles of interest. Tune in, check out their website and here is the link to my page. https://radiogateshead.co.uk/author/helena/

Flash Fiction Anthology

Honoured to feature in this beautiful anthology, created by award winning author Christopher Fielden. 1000 writers, 1000 flash fiction stories and all money raised from sales goes to Arkbound Foundation, who support disadvantaged groups to get published.

Forty Thoughts on Turning Forty – Realisations and Reflections

I begrudgingly turned forty this Spring. It’s was something of an emotional rollercoaster to me. On one hand I was and still am seething that I have entered “middle age”, I don’t want to adult, I just want to be fresh faced, drink alcohol two nights in a row and be care-free. On the otherContinue reading “Forty Thoughts on Turning Forty – Realisations and Reflections”

Hope for tomorrow

A crack, a split, a tear in the seam A scab you can’t leave alone. Locked in, caged, tied down, A bird, trapped, that had once flown. Wishing I could switch it off,  Disable the plug of power. Instead the climb to peace of mind, Feels like an infinite tower. I grab and scratch atContinue reading “Hope for tomorrow”