Former BBC journalist, bookseller and magazine editor, Helena Halme holds an MSc in Economics and an MA in Creative Writing. Winner of the John Nurminen prize for her thesis on British Politics, Helena is now full-time author and mentor, and also acts as Nordic Ambassador for The Alliance of Independent Authors.
Helena has published seven Nordic fiction books and one non-fiction title, Write Your Story: Turn Your Life into Fiction in 10 Easy Steps. Helena is addicted to Nordic Noir and dances to Abba songs when nobody’s watching.
Helena Halme is the author of The English Heart, a best-selling Nordic romance, which won an Awesome Indies badge on publication. The tumultuous 1980s love story between a Finnish girl and a British Navy officer is now a series, including a prequel novella, The Young Heart, the sequels The Faithful Heart, The Good Heart and Helena’s latest title, The True Heart, book five in The Nordic Heart Romance Series.
Helena grew up in Tampere, central Finland, and moved to the UK via Stockholm and Helsinki. She is the winner of the John Nurminen prize for best thesis on British politics, a former BBC journalist, and has also worked as a magazine editor and a bookseller and, until recently, ran a Finnish/British cultural association in London. Her articles have been published in the CoScan Magazine, The ScanMag and the Finn-Guild Magazine.
Helena’s novels are available in good bookshops and online.
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