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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

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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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