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Helena Halme
Works at Guild Travel Ltd
Attended Hanken
Lived in Tampere
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This is excellent news for UK indie authors like myself who have a following on Goodreads and communicate with their readers on the site.
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It's the first day of my new career.
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Anyone else miss the odd wolf whistle from a bunch of builders?
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A Funny Finnish Man. Whatever next? (Many of you know my preference for Englishmen)
Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Ismo Leikola: Observing The Obvious, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick. ★★★ This is a jolly show. Leikola is everything you would imagine Finland’s most famous stand-up comedian to be. He has, he tells...
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Remembering our Provence holiday. I want to be back there now...
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For most Author Entrepreneurs this is a bit like telling your grandmother to suck eggs, but it's interesting to note that the industry is now worth an article in this respected financial paper.
It is a tradition that persists: the summer beach pilgrimage to catch up on the books that you have been meaning to read all year. Behind the page, however, revolution is under way. It was 2007 when Amazon released Kindle Direct Publishing and
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An interesting development - this new online book retailer will focus initially on The Middle East and North America.
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My new life starts here...
The lovely flowers and card with beautiful messages, which I was given by my colleagues yesterday. Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  That's such a cliche, I know, but this expression describes so accurately how I'm feeling today. After a night...
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Am I Invisible?
Time was when I'd give anything for not having men leer at my cleavage. Or at business meetings discussing cash flow or budgets, stare at the odd recalcitrant  nipple, which had managed to penetrate through a bra and a summer blouse. But these days, to my s...
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"The young JRR Tolkien’s dark retelling of a Finnish epic poem, which features a young man sold into slavery who unknowingly seduces his sister before killing himself, is to be published later this month for the first time." Can't wait!
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Two weeks in Provence talking the (Dua)lingo
Oh, how I miss this pool! Our holiday in Southern France already seems like an age ago, although we've only been back in London for just over a month. Lucky for us the weather here turned tropical on our arrival, so it wasn't too much of a shock to the syst...
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How clever of him, but how sad that he had to do this. 
The actor claimed he could see a red light in the audience whilst performing
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Occupation
Director of Finn-Guild and Guild Travel Ltd
Skills
Copy writing, Journalism, Translation (Finnish and Swedish), Financial Management, Marketing, PR, Book selling
Employment
  • Guild Travel Ltd
    CEO, present
  • Newhurst Press
    Director, present
  • Finn-Guild
    Development Director, present
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Previously
Tampere
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Tagline
A Finn living and writing in London. Runs a Finnish/British cultural association.
Introduction
Finnish expat, ex-BBC journalist, author of three novels: The Englishman, Coffee and Vodka and The Red King of Helsinki. www.amazon.com/author/helenahalme. Blogger at Helena's London Life, www.helenahalme.com
Bragging rights
It seems I love studying. I have an MSc in Economics from Hanken in Helsinki, MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and I'm Member of Association of Accounting Technicians. My long suffering children are used to their mother having her nose in a book, though these days it's more likely to be a fiction title rather than boring accountancy. Oh, and I've been married to the English sailor over 25 year now. That's worth bragging about if nothing else?
Education
  • Hanken
    Political Science, 1979 - 1984
  • Bath Spa University
    Creative Writing, 2003 - 2004
  • Lauttasaaren Yhteiskoulu
    Baccalaureat, 1976 - 1979
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Female