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Helen Hollick

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in Walthamstow, North East London, The United Kingdom
April 13, 1953



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Born in Walthamstow, North East London, in 1953 I began writing at the age of 13. Desperately wanting a pony of my own, but not being able to afford one, I invented an imaginary pony instead, writing stories about our adventures together at every spare opportunity. In the seventies I turned to science fiction - this was the age of Dr. Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. I still have an unfinished adventure about a bit of a rogue who travelled space with his family, making an honest(ish) living and getting into all sorts of scrapes. Perhaps one day I might finish it.

I had wanted to become a journalist when leaving secondary school, but my careers advice was not helpful. "Don't be silly," I was told, "you can't type." (I still can't, I use four fin...more

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1. King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after yearsof war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Starof the Euphrates , the most valuable diamond in the ancient world.Desperate, he went to Croesus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan.Croesus said, "I'll give you 100,000... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.89 · 5,010 ratings · 677 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
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I Am the Chosen King (The S...
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Shadow of the King (Pendrag...
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Pirate Code (Sea Witch Voya...
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Ripples in the Sand
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Discovering the Diamond
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The Forever Queen I Am the Chosen King
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“Two people can only live as one when each is prepared to give and receive trust and understanding. Above that lies respect. Without respect for how the other feels, no marriage is worthwhile.”
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Juliew. Hi Helen!Thanks for adding me!Looking forward to reading The Forever Queen!

Kimberly Thank you for the friend add Helen I can't wait to read your books. They look like amazing reads!

Derick Hudson Thanks for the connection, Helen! You may like my 2012 debut,a hilarious Irish romcom called 'Dysfunctional Romance!' which has 17 five star reviews on Amazon and over 6,000 followers on Twitter already. see my blog for details:
Kind regards,

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