about helen

I am a freelance writer living in Hobart.


I taught in universities and trained in psychotherapy in the UK, leading to my first book Never Marry a Girl With a Dead Father.


My recent work includes The School of Life website, Food As Therapy, and For the Love of Food. In 2017 I published a memoir of family life, A Slow Childhood.


My current project, Housekeeping, is about the value of domestic life.