Helena Halme has published six books, including The Englishman, a best-selling novel, which won an Awesome Indies badge on publication. Her other titles include The Navy Wife, and The Good Officer, books two and three in The Englishman series, as well as a Nordic family drama, Coffee and Vodka. The Finnish Girl, a prequel novella to The Englishman, is now free to download from Helena's website, helenahalme.com.
Helena grew up in Tampere, central Finland, and moved to the UK via Stockholm and Helsinki. She is the winner of the John Nurmi prize for best thesis on British politics, a former BBC journalist, and has also worked as a magazine editor and a bookseller.
Until recently, Helena ran a Finnish/British cultural association in London. Her articles have been published in the CoScan Magazine, The ScanMag and the Finn-Guild Magazine. She began writing novels after gaining an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
Helena lives in North London with her ex-Navy husband and an old stubborn terrier, called Jerry. She loves Nordic Noir and sings along to Abba songs when no one is around.