Helen J. Beal

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Helen J Beal was born in York in the north of England in 1974. She has a degree in English Literature and Language from London University and a professional background in Information Technology sales, specializing in creating and growing start-up businesses.

She is the author of three novels: Thirty Seconds Before Midnight, Rich in Small Things and Riding a Tiger, and a collection of short stories: Half a Dozen Star Jumps. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

Helen runs a writing group and a book club where she now lives in Chichester, West Sussex. She is particularly fond of llamas and tortoises and is addicted to Scrabble.

Hiatus

So the last time I posted, and an impersonal post at that, was nearly ten months ago. So why the hiatus? Having had the luxury to balance my business and writing lives for several years, and publishing my first three novels and a book of short stories during that time, summertime 2013 saw me embark on two new novels and take on a second job that in October last year became a single full-time po...

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Published on November 05, 2014 13:51
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Thirty Seconds Before Midnight

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Helen Lucinda wrote: "Dear Helen,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I am so pleased to have had the oportunity of reading your spectacular novel 'Thirty Seconds before Midnight', as it was..."


Thank you Lucinda for taking the time to read my book and also to post the reviews. I am so pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to hearing your thoughts on my writing in the future too!

Best regards, Helen x


Lucinda Dear Helen,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I am so pleased to have had the oportunity of reading your spectacular novel 'Thirty Seconds before Midnight', as it was a real joy and i do hope that my review (posted on here and on amazon websites) does help to promote your wonderful work. I do hope that i shall have the chance to read more of your work in the future and thank you so much once again.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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