Helen T. Doan
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About Helen T. Doan
Helen T. Doan was born in Niagara Falls, Canada, the only daughter in a family of four children.
She married a customs officer, and had a son. Following her husband's death, she enrolled in a journalism-print program. She received two highest standing awards, the E. W. N. Morgan award for outstanding quality, the Governor General's academic medal, and was named college valedictorian.
She was a lifestyles writer and editor for her local daily newspaper, and later taught English for two years at a private academy on Geoje Island in South Korea. "For the first few weeks, I would be teaching a class, and the girls often would come up to me to touch my blonde hair and my jewelry," she says.
Combining her love of writing and her newspaper background, she decided her final assignment would be to have her classes create newspapers, whereby the students wrote news and sports stories; created advertisements, comic strips, and crossword puzzles; and even devised questions and answers for an advice column. "I was surprised not only by the quality of their writing, but also by that of their artwork," she says.
Since childhood, creative writing has been her love, and over the years she has honed her craft. Passage of Time is her initial book in a planned time travel/historical romance saga featuring Kate Hunter and Nathan Walker. "I hate to call them characters. Because I knew so much about them before I commenced writing, they soon became real people to me," she says.