Helen Ellis

Biography

Originally a writer of children's books - Max, and the Gang of Five - being her last (Zeus Publications), Helen is now a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and specializes in contemporary women's fiction, humorous romance, romantic drama, and even urban fantasy. She has had short stories published in the RWA's anthologies, Little Gems, and online in the USA and Germany.
"Escape to Santorini" is her first eBook novel,
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/155527
then "Marigold's Luck":
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/205359
"One Greek Summer":
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/205692
"The Chocolate Affair":
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/228573
Often wondering if, in a past life, she lived on a Greek island, Helen has traveled for the past twenty years throughout Greece. She has spent much of this time in villages studying customs, and enjoying the day-to-day life of the people. She says she’s been looking for her special place, but in the meantime has gathered experiences, images, indulgences, and friends.
Helen's travel writing includes, "Paros", published in Lonely Planet’s "Rite of Passage - Tales of Backpacking Round Europe", P.168, (2003), a photo/para "postcard" of Israel in "The Asia Book", (2008) P.216, and her latest travel piece on Greece - "Ancient Charms for the Young-at-heart which appeared in the Sunday News Limited newspapers in Australia, (2011)". Earlier, Helen has written an eBook called Greece - Gleeful Glimpses.
Her memoir "Make Mine A Moussaka" is her most recent work: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/136266
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQJ0KX2
And you can view her folio of Greek photographs on her website - http://greekpixandwords.com.
Knowing that it is always a problem when you want to visit a foreign country but don’t know a lot about it and how it works:
Helen recommends her eBook - "GREECE - 100 Travel Tips": https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/126404
She also runs a service for travelers planning a holiday in Greece. She finds you can Google until the cows come home, but never quite sort out in your mind exactly what you want, without a little help. Having traveled the Mainland, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades Islands, Crete, and the Dodecanese, and having learned the way things tick, she knows the best archaeological sites, the most interesting islands, the best places for R&R, relatively unknown spots, excellent beaches, good hikes, and can suggest best Budget accommodations or top-of-the-range resorts.
For further details contact her - helen@helenspixandwords.com

Where to find Helen Ellis online


Books

Men ... and All That Nonsense
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: Australian English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Olivia Browning’s sister steals her boyfriend, she shifts north to move in with five fun-loving friends. Becoming embroiled in their romantic entanglements does not help her own, for Liv’s attraction to Tom Westbury puts her new job, and Tom’s business, in direct conflict. Parting from Tom becomes inevitable. But behind the scenes her friends plot to bring them together again.
Queen of the Castle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,730. Language: Australian English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Working in London as secretary to the irascible Robert Campbell, Caroline MacDonald is told to fly to Scotland to help her boss sort out problems behind his inheritance of a Scottish castle. But strange things happen during a blizzard when they are forced to work together. Can they forget their differences and find love, while searching for answers to the secrets hidden in the castle?
The Chocolate Affair
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Henrietta challenges her writers group to complete a novel in 30 days she encounters major difficulties. Can she write "The Chocolate Affair" despite the distractions of sexy co-writer Matt and his novel "Drop Dead Blonde"; daughters Louise and Allie with their teenage angst and disasters; and boss Jay's garden business? All bets are off when Matt disappears leaving her an astonishing legacy.
One Greek Summer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,340. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Arriving on the lovely Greek island of Naxos, Lainie Greenwood takes the short job of housekeeper to Greek/Canadian businessman, Andreas Galanis. Andy has his problems - his beautiful grasping partner, a haunting secret, and a son with an unhappy phobia. As Lainie combines with Andy to help young Jamie, she begins to find love and fulfillment, and peace from her own inner conflict.
Marigold's Luck
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,710. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Be careful what you lie about, for lies can twist back to truths. When two intractable cousins set out on a world trip together, things are bound to become unstuck. Marigold Sheppard's lie takes her away from Greece and Lainie Greenwood when she follows amiable Jeremy Sandford to London. She soon finds herself out of her depth in a difficult learning curve, a life-changing deception, and love.
Escape to Santorini
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,760. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Mary Illingford decides to escape from her vicious husband Paul, her daughter Jenni helps her flee to her friends Eleni and Julia on the island of Santorini, Greece. Jenni and Marios, Eleni's son, fall in love and are challenged by the differences in their cultures. But Paul, in trouble with the law, resolves to find Mary and Jenni, his violent chase inevitably leading him to Santorini...
Make Mine A Moussaka
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,160. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(5.00 from 1 review)
Discover Greece. "Make Mine A Moussaka" is a jolly good travel read and added cooking challenge. One can seek adventure, culture and new horizons in Greece, depending on the whim of the moment, or do nothing successfully in very picturesque surroundings. Oh to eat moussaka at sunset overlooking a tiny bay, while listening to the waves lap on the pebbles nearby ... Move over Shirley Valentine!
GREECE - 100 Travel Tips
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,600. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Planning a holiday to Greece? "100 travel tips" is a must-read before you set out. It discusses when to go, what to expect, luggage, transportation, the traditions, food, accommodation. It considers the people themselves, island-hopping, the ancient sites, outdoor activities, and shopping. Even if all you want to do is veg-out in peace under the Mediterranean sun, you still need to check this book

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