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About Helen Carey

Helen Carey is the author of Lavender Road, Some Sunny Day and On a Wing and a Prayer, all published by Orion Books in paperback and by TSAP as eBooks. Her latest novels Slick Deals and The Art of Loving are also published by TSAP Books as eBooks. For more information about her and her books please visit her website www.helencareybooks.co.uk 

Helen also writes travel articles and short stories. She has worked for a literary agency and as a reader for several publishers. Having spent time in various parts of the world Helen now lives in Pembrokeshire in West Wales where she and her husband run their small coastal farm as a conservation project.

Helen teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Wales where she specialises in story structure.  She is a fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and currently has fellowship posts at Aberystwyth University.

Helen is also an artist and has a small gallery, The Studio at Penrallt, a converted goat shed overlooking Newport Bay. www.thestudioatpenrallt.co.uk 

She is an avid and eclectic reader and will use this blog to explore her ideas and interest in both reading and writing.

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8 thoughts on “About Helen Carey

  1. sarah-marie on said:

    Hi. I’m just about to start On a wing and a prayer. I see these posts are a little old now so I’m going to re-ask the dreaded fourth book question!

    • The ‘dreaded question’ indeed!! But it’s great that so many people are asking about it! Yes, the fourth novel in the LAVENDER ROAD series is on the way, I am still hoping it will come out later this year. I will let you know the publication date in due course. So glad you are enjoying the books. All best wishes, Helen

  2. Thank you for the excellent posts!

  3. I am so pleased you enjoyed Slick Deals, and yes, I am hoping to write a follow up for Ella and Nick in due course. First, though, I am in the process of writing a fourth novel in the wartime Lavender Road series. It is quite a while since I wrote those novels and I am enjoying the process of bringing my favourite characters back to life (as it were)!

    • Joan Taylor on said:

      I am waiting for the fourth lavender road nook. Have just read On a Wing and a Prayer and want to know what happens to Helen and all the others. Have you a Title yet and when will it be published. Thank you.

      • Hi Joan, thank you for your interest in my books. I am working on the fourth novel in the Lavender Road series now – the working title is ‘London Calling’. It should be coming out sometime next year, I will put your name on my list and will let you know the publication date nearer the time. I am sorry for the delay but hope it will be worth waiting for! Best wishes, Helen

  4. btaylor@win.eclipse.co.uk on said:

    Dear Helen
    I much enjoyed ‘Slick deals’ which I read on my new Kindle (a surprise Christmas present). A real page turner with some intriguing characters – and perhaps some opportunities to develop their stories further. I confess I relish series with the same characters in them. I suspect this gives the reader a comfort zone in which to explore the ups,downs and shocks presented in the fictional lives of their favourite characters. So please bring your heroine and hero back – I think you have chosen a good trope – Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett come to mind!

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