Helen was born and raised in Cornwall. She graduated from LSE with a degree in Economic History.
After a stint as a sub-editor in London, she moved to California where she worked as a theatre director for several years. She has also worked as an English teacher in both California and Cornwall.
A keen star-gazer, one of her first memories is getting up in the middle of the night to sneak outside and watch the Perseids meteor shower with a friend. It was a telescope that she received as a birthday gift that helped inspire After Eden.
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