Helen Ellis

Publisher info

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

The Greek Connection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is watching over the characters in the “The Greek Connection”. How is Greece responsible for Maria’s heritage, Jo’s choice, Amanda’s fulfillment, Charles’s dilemma, Anna’s decision, and Bella’s cooking paranoia? Does a visit to Crete bring Gramps closure? And will a return to 1650BC on Santorini result in love? You’ll enjoy finding out when you read these eight stories.
Twelve Days To Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,640. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Rosanne, Dorrie, Ethel and Charmaine are four Seniors – friends – each battling with their own problems. Why shouldn’t they battle together? The ditzy, loveable, oldies face their first Christmas challenge together, with every one of the twelve days before Christmas causing hilarious situations to be dealt with in their inimitable down-to-earth style...
What Are Friends For?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,330. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Rosanne, Dorrie, Ethel and Charmaine are four Seniors – friends – each battling with their own problems. Why shouldn’t they battle together? A humorous introduction to four ditzy, loveable, oldies…
Max and the Gang of Five
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,940. Language: American English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Adventure » General
Funny and fast moving, Max and the Gang of Five is an exciting adventure over back fences - through grass, rivers, and into tunnels and dark caves. It will entertain readers of all ages about friendship and teamwork, and instruct how to clean burrs from fur. Max and the Gang of Five has been loved by adults and children for years - you (and cat lovers) are going to love this new eBook edition.
Escape to Santorini
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,760. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,160. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(5.00)
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,600. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00)
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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