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Helen Haught Fanick

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Helen Haught Fanick is a member of a large family of writers. Her mother published many children's stories, her brother is a newspaper editor and nonfiction writer, her son is a successful mystery novelist, and nearly everyone else in the family writes poetry or short stories.

Helen grew up in West Virginia and now lives in Texas, and both states provide settings for her novels. Her work includes cozy mysteries, suspense novels, a World War II espionage novel, and short stories, all available through Amazon for Kindle. The novels are also available in paperback.

A short story impressed Helen’s fifth grade teacher, and she’s been writing ever since. She’s won several local and state awards and two national awards in the Writer’s Digest Competi
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Helen Haught Fanick Agatha Christie is my favorite, and also my idol and inspiration. I especially love the Hercule Poirot stories. I think Agatha's influence can be seen…moreAgatha Christie is my favorite, and also my idol and inspiration. I especially love the Hercule Poirot stories. I think Agatha's influence can be seen in my cozies in this way: Her mysteries aren't as light and humorous as most of those being written today, and I believe mine fall somewhere between. Compare the covers of my novels with most of the cozies published these days, and you can see the difference there, too. Thanks for asking!(less)
Helen Haught Fanick I think I manage to keep my novels apart, genre-wise, because I read a variety of genres. I've become familiar with each classification in this way.…moreI think I manage to keep my novels apart, genre-wise, because I read a variety of genres. I've become familiar with each classification in this way. However, I have a couple of books that have been hard to classify - City Life and Saving Susie - and I guess that's because those two cross over to an extent. When I have to define their genre, I label them suspense novels, but City Life, especially, has elements of the cozy. I think classifying books is a problem for all authors who write as I do--thinking about what I want to write rather than what category the book will fit into. Good question, Yvonne. Thanks.(less)
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“COOKIES               1 cup granulated sugar               1 cup unpacked brown sugar               1 teaspoon baking soda               1 teaspoon salt               1 cup butter, melted               2 eggs, unbeaten               2 tablespoons vanilla extract               4 cups all-purpose flour               2 cups chocolate chips               1 cup pecan pieces               Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring after each addition. The batter will be thick. Shape dough into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10—12 minutes. Watch cookies carefully, as ovens may vary.”
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“BIRDIE’S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES               1 cup granulated sugar               1 cup unpacked brown sugar               1 teaspoon baking soda               1 teaspoon salt               1 cup butter, melted               2 eggs, unbeaten               2 tablespoons vanilla extract               4 cups all-purpose flour               2 cups chocolate chips               1 cup pecan pieces               Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring after each addition. The batter will be thick. Shape dough into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10—12 minutes. Watch cookies carefully, as ovens may vary. #”
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Helen Fanick Dillon wrote: "Helen, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading City Life.
Wishing you the very best!"


Thanks, Dillon! I hope you enjoy City Life.


message 1: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 02:57PM)

Dale Thele Helen, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading City Life.
Wishing you the very best!


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