Helen Herbert


Although I wrote my first novel at the age of 13 and have been writing, in one way or another most of my life, I started writing fiction seriously after I retired. I have published four e books, three novels set in New Zealand, and one in England. I have self-published print copies of 'A Year of Change' and 'There and Beyond' and may print 'Lost Property'.
I live in Wanaka in the South Island, one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. I am now working on my fifth novel set in London, UK.

Smashwords Interview

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.
Read more of this interview.


Lost Property
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,220. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
'Lost Property', set in England, is the story of Sage Moorfield who returns from a Conference to find that her home and husband have completely disappeared. There is nothing to suggest why, and she is left to unravel the mystery. Throughout she meets many interesting people, each with their own story, who help to solve her problem. The final result is a change in her outlook and philosophy.
There and Beyond
Price: $4.95 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: $4.95 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
You set the price! Words: 65,730. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.25 from 4 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.

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