Mary Helen Gill


I am an elderly widow ( 82) I took a short story course when I was younger and obtained a Diploma from the School of Authorship in London. I have never tried to sell my work untill now, and I made up a book on Microsoft Publisher, which I must say looked good, and I received a write up concerning it from the Editor of the DPH Society in Dunning Perthshire.
I am currently busy converting this to Microsoft Word - hence the delay. It had text boxes.
I am just a determined old granny who has had a varied life. I came through the traumas of World War 2, I have nursed many adults and children in Scotland with the old dreaded Fevers. I have served in the WRAF as a Dental Assistant, and tried my hand at Bisley rifle range whilst there.
I emmigrated to S.AFrica in 1968 with my husband and 3 children, where I continued with yet another hobby...Oil Painting.
I have however reverted back to the writing to see if I can leave behind a legacy of some sort.and at the same time add something to my meagre pension.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in glasgow Scotland, during the world war 2 years. I always had an interest in writing, and excelled at composition, spelling and English at school. I used to lie in bed at night, making up little stories in my head, until I eventually would fall asleep. I eventually took a Short Story Course when I was sixteen, and obtained a Diploma at the end of the course. I however did not pursue this as a career, as I reverted to my Art, which I had a keen interest in.
I realised of late that I have a keen memory of my past life events, and love reading, and therefore decided to write again, and see where this would take me. I especially enjoy writing Ebooks.
When did you first start writing?
Oh , when I was at school, but seriously at 16.
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Where to find Mary Helen Gill online

Twitter: @Olnan


Journey To South Africa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,800. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
This is a true auto biography of how, a dream came true and the author and family immigrated to South Africa in 1968, during the Apartheid years, and of what it cost them to make this decision. The places they visited and of how they built up their new lives and re-settled, even though there were a few draw backs. Having been unaccepted firstly by the Afrikaner community they struggled to settle.
Celestial Girl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,690. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This is a Life Mystery, based on the life of a girl named Annie.Her life begins when she is transported throughout the stars and enters her mother's womb just before the start of the birthing process.She grows up throughout the traumas of World War 2,and has a few narrow escapes during this time. She meets and is seduced by an older man when she is only 16. A dream reveals she is a living Angel.
Is Anybody There ?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is a true story based on Sphycic Phenomena events and relates to ghosts and visions seen and experienced by the author and persons mention in the story. If you believe in Ghosts, and spiritual events, then this is a story you might enjoy reading. Or otherwise you might learn something from it on how not to use Ouija Boards.
Mind The wee Places Nurse.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An interesting read,with a touch of humour,and an insight into what it was like to be a nurse in the Forties. This is a true story told from the Author's own experience. Should not be missed in particular by those who want to be a nurse.
Operation Pied Piper
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A Historical Event. This is a True Story of a group of World War 2 Evacuees from Glasgow Scotland.Events are true and related to my own personal experience as an eight year old Evacuee-About what transpired on the 1st September 1939-The place where my brother and I were transported to, and what followed. It relates also - the the events that occurred, during the war after I was brought home again.

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