BioHelen Bateman was born in 1978 in Northumberland. She studied English Literature and Language at Lancaster before completing her teacher training in Durham. She lives with her husband and three children and tries to write during the little bubbles of time that life occasionally blows in her direction.
Her first book, Soul to take, has been widely praised on amazon, goodreads and mumsnet as an “excellent debut novel” . It is described as “an original take on life and birth, choice and acceptance” and follows a dormant Soul observing four prospective mothers. With its “chic lit style characters and a contemporary fiction method of writing”, it has sold copies across the World.
Throughout the last year, Helen has been working on her latest novel What they didn't tell you, a story about the lengths we go to for those we love. Rupert Appleby must save his sister, who has been caught up in the dark and dangerous world of sleeping rough on the city streets. Time is against him, as he tells the truth that will unravel the mystery of what happened to their family on Christmas Day.