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Helena Halme
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"It's about creating a sense of place as well as time." Author Clare Flynn sets out her five tips on how to write historical fiction.
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No mention of e-books but I believe the practise of reading novels on smartphones is exploding in India. https://lnkd.in/byaziYw
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TV Doctor and author Carol Cooper shares her memories of this year's London Book Fair.
After three days of the London Book Fair, I’ve unpacked my memories and my bags of freebies. All the usual suspects were there, such as bowls of sweeties on the stands, people in unsuitable footwea…
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I did my MA in Creative Writing some ten years ago at Bath Spa University. Here are some useful tips on what to look for in a course on creative writing. 
How indie authors should choose the right degree course to help them further their self-publishing career - plus some alternatives to university education
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Here is an excellent list of female authors, including my favourite, Doris Lessing, and Elena Ferrante, whose Neapolitan Novels are best-sellers in the UK at the moment. Have you read any of these writers?
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Finnish shoe designer talks about Helsinki and the playfulness of her designs. 
Helsinki based shoe designer Minna Parikka (www.minnaparikka.com) has been running her eponymous footwear brand for the past 10 years. Her shoes are currently stocked in 25 different countries including UK stockists Selfridges, Liberty, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Avenue32.com. We met in London
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Exciting news! You can now get a free copy of my latest novella, The Finnish Girl. Find out how here. http://www.helenahalme.com/?p=3017
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The Finnish Girl, The Englishman and The Navy Wife are all books based on true events. Ever wondered how I ended up writing a fictional series of books inspired by my own life?
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'It feels like a kids' table at a dinner party,' Ben Galley, Eliza Green et al say it all. #LondonBookFair
Self-published writers have voiced disgruntlement about a perceived sidelining of the Author HQ area at London Book Fair, calling it a “step backwards” for the independent author movement.
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Review of My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. The reading experience didn't start well ...
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A clear, concise explanation of how Amazon ranks books. Well worth a read.
Confused by Amazon's sales rank algorithm? John Doppler takes the mystery out of this frequently misunderstood feature.
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The Finnish Girl, the prequel novella to The Englishman is now available to pre-order. The book is out 15th April. Can't wait! Read more about The Englishman series of Scandinavian romance novels on my blog.
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Occupation
Finnish Author of contemporary women's fiction.
Skills
Copy writing, Journalism, Translation (Finnish and Swedish), Financial Management, Marketing, PR, Book selling
Employment
  • Newhurst Holdings
    Director, present
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Tampere
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Tagline
A Finnish Author of contemporary women's fiction.
Introduction
Finnish expat, ex-BBC journalist, author of novels: The Navy Wife, The Englishman, Coffee and Vodka and The Red King of Helsinki. 

www.amazon.com/author/helenahalme
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