Helen was born in rural Victoria in Australia, the twelfth of thirteen children and is the author of twelve novels. These include young adult thrillers as well as her highly acclaimed psychological novels for adults. She went to university in Melbourne then later studied at Glasgow University and has now lived in Scotland for a number of years. A former screenwriter turned bestselling author, Helen has also worked as a criminal justice social worker.
She is a frequent visitor to Rothesay and has used it as a writing retreat.
Her book The Cry has been made into a major BBC drama and will be on our TV screens this autumn. It stars Jenna Coleman and Ewan Leslie, and has been filmed in Glasgow and Melbourne. It tells of the disappearance of a baby from a lonely roadside and the police investigation and media sensation that follow.
Print Point on Friday 3 August at 7.30pm – 8.30pm for From Screen To Page To Screen with Alexandra Sokolof.
Rothesay Library on Saturday 4 August at 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Chris Brookmyre, Abir Mukherjee and Luca Veste.