My name is Helen Callaghan and I write fiction whenever I’m left unsupervised. I live in Cambridge amongst teetering piles of books.
I’ve always written, it’s my one constant. I was at various points a student nurse, barmaid and drama student. Eventually I settled into bookselling, working as a fiction specialist and buyer for a variety of bookshops, and did that for nearly ten years. In the end I became restless and studied for A-levels at night school. I achieved a place at Cambridge University as a mature student, where I studied Archaeology.
When I’m not writing fiction I write technical documentation for IT companies, which is every bit as thrilling as it sounds.
I also keep a blog, available on this site. The blog is about my writing; including my thoughts on the things I read and see, some digressions on cool little nuggets that come up in the research (I experiment a fair bit with medieval cookery), and any other stratagem I can employ to waste the world’s time. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.
I am represented by Judith Murray at Greene and Heaton Ltd.
Thanks so much for visiting, and please enjoy the site!