Helena splits her time between the Black Country, where she was born, and Devon where she has strong connections. Happily married to the same man for over thirty five years, she has three beautiful daughters, a tank of tropical fish, a crazy Cockerpoo, and a cactus called Spike. She is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor with a strong interest in dementia and end of life care. Her hobbies include architecture, music, live theatre and green issues.
She was the winner of the RNA’s Romance Prize in 2007 with Marrying Max, and Love Story of the year in 2010 with Animal Instincts.Things to Do also won the US ecataromance prize for best contemporary romance.