Helen Williams

Biography

Helen Williams is an Oxford graduate, who came to Jamaica in 1968. In a teaching career spanning 38 years, she taught at Rusea’s High School; Green Island Secondary School; Lucea Prep School (as founding principal); and Montego Bay Community College.
Since retirement she has taken up writing for children. Her first published story was “Finding My Roots” published in Tony Bradman’s Anthology All in the Family. This was followed by Delroy in the Marog Kingdom, a fantasy/folklore chapter book for 10-15 year-olds,under the pen-name Billy Elm. It was judged Best Children’s Chapter Book by the Book Industry of Jamaica in 2011. It was chosen by the Jamaica Library Service to be used in their Summer Reading Competition 2011. Helen Williams was an invited writer at Calabash Literary Festival 2010.

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Books

Flash
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Price: Free! Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
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Flash could run fast, but living in a ghetto in Kingston, Jamaica, abandoned by his father, his mother in prison, life was rough. He performed badly at school, was often absent, and ran wild through the city streets. Then Usain Bolt’s win at the Beijing Olympics inspired him to change his ways, and gave him hope for the future.
Delroy and the Marog Princess
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,080. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Delroy believes he became a marog, a type of frog, when he was swept into an underground river in Jamaica. His resolve to forget that awful event is shattered when Rana, the Marog Princess, becomes a girl and appears in his village. After his goal to turn her into a marog fails, he realizes he’s falling in love with her. Now his greatest fear is that she will transform before he can win her heart.

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fantasy    folklore    friendship    jamaica    kingston    olympics    tainos    usain bolt