Helen Meikle


Helen Meikle was born in Sydney and grew up in Armidale. From the age of eight, her ambition was to live by the sea and write. After a lifetime of detours through theatre stage-management, administration and retail management, she has now achieved it. She has four children and numerous grandchildren.

Smashwords Interview

You’re not exactly young to be publishing your first book. Why is that?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. While other kids did healthy things like running and jumping, I was reading or writing. It was the only future I really wanted. But times were different then - no degrees in creative writing, no real prospect of making it a career, and a lot more pressure to be conventional. So I did other things...and other things...and other things... And while I had work published form time to time, fiction and non-fiction, I had to retire before I could really embrace it.
And how did this novel come about?
It was winter, and I hate winter. I wrote it purely for my own entertainment, with no thought of a possible market. That was the saving grace, I think. If I’d worried about marketability, I wouldn’t have got beyond the first chapter. But once it was done, a few people asked to read it, they liked it, and I thought I might as well see whether anyone else might like it too.
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Where to find Helen Meikle online


Six Weeks in Summer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,470. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
You might think you have your future neatly laid out, but what happens when other people trample across your plans? Meg, Joey, Angelique and Caitlin are different ages, have different lives and different plans for the future, but by the time their paths cross, each of them has found that events have no respect for planning. This is a story about choices and relationships.

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choices    conflict    friends    love    relationships    women