Helen Carey was brought up in a hotel in Oxford, England. It is possible that living among so many different people at such a young age was the catalyst for her writing career! After leaving school, looking for travel and adventure, she joined the British Army for a three-year Short Service Commission. After that she won a place at the London School of Economics to study a BSc in Anthropology, Linguistics and Law.
Swallows on wire, oil on canvas
As well as travel and adventure, she has always been interested in literature, film and art. She is a prize-winning artist and for several years she opened her art studio to the public. She loves wildlife and is a keen environmentalist.
Having spent time in various different parts of the world, and having had a varied career, ranging from tour guide to international oil trader to management consultant, she now lives in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, in a beautiful location overlooking the Irish Sea. She and her husband have a small coastal farm which they run as a conservation project.
Hera, the Greek rescue dog
Over the years a number of rescued animals have joined the family. Currently living with them is Hera, a dog they found chained up in Greece. Just before the Covid pandemic they drove all the way to the island where they had stumbled across her to bring her back to Wales. A round trip of over 5,000 miles!
“These stories are told with real excitement and a passion for the foibles of character and behaviour. They are packed with drama and incident and rooted in a consistently well-observed and vividly painted every day reality.”
Helen’s writing career has spanned many years. She has taught Creative Writing at University level and is a fellow of The Royal Literary Fund. She is also a member of The Society of Authors and The Romantic Novelists’ Association. Her sense of character, story structure, pace and humour all combine to create compelling, page-turning novels which attract fans from all over the world.