Interview with Helen Herbert

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Vanity? No, The difficulty of getting a book published any other way, unless you are already an established author
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
By giving so much information on how to go about the process.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making money? Not really. I have always loved language, words, and the variety of ways one can use them. The nuances of the English language are infinite
What do your fans mean to you?
They are one of the most important motivating factors.
What are you working on next?
Another novel which begins in 1956 and will finish in the present.
Who are your favorite authors?
All the Classics - Jane Austin, Dickens etc., but also Donna Tartt, Tan Twang Eng, Julian Barnes, Edmund de Waal, There are so many good contemporary writers.
Published 2015-02-27.
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Books by This Author

There and Beyond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,310. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
From the author of 'A Year of Change' and 'Executive Dilemma', this latest work from Helen Herbert brings the 1950s back to life. A skilful diary of five young women from post-war Britain embarking on their adventure to the antipodes where they are contracted to work for two years in the fledgling colonial nation of New Zealand. A glimpse back to life as it was, - distance, romance, love and loss.
Executive Dilemma
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,520. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set between Wellington, New Zealand and Florence, Italy this novel concerns Kate Carruthers, a feisty young engineer, who is determined to put her ambition and career ahead of love. Deceived by men in the past, she has decided to live her life without them. Then a handsome Italian, Ricardo Bertoli, bursts into her life. What follows is a story of travel, turmoil, intrigue, and passion.
A Year of Change
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,730. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
A heart warming story concerning the lives of a number of well-drawn characters living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Love, loss, despair and success are universal themes but are differently depicted according to the story teller.