Helen Pryke


Born in England, Helen Pryke went to live in Italy when she was 20. She had to learn the language, the culture, and the Italian way of doing things, all very different from what she was used to. After having two sons, she dedicated herself to her passion for writing. She has also been working for some years as a translator. Walls of Silence is her first novel, inspired by the dark, fascinating side of Italy and her passion for this beautiful, complicated country.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember a specific book, I started reading when I was very young! But I loved the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis and I still have all my well-read copies. They influenced my way of thinking, of treating other people, of how I saw others. I didn't really understand the religious concept of the books until I was much older, but I loved reading them and still do.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I still have a copy of the first story I ever wrote (or at the least the first one that was published!). It was a short story based on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and was published in the school magazine. I was 10 years old!
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Cielo d'Autunno
Price: Free! Words: 7,730. Language: Italian. Published: March 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Dopo anni di abuso psicologico ed emotivo, Julia deve trovare il coraggio di affrontare la verità sul suo matrimonio con Simon. Riuscirà a uscire da questo incubo con l’aiuto della sua amica migliore, Becky, o continuerà a nascondere la testa sotto la sabbia? Cielo d’Autunno è un racconto breve di 7.000 parole dalla scrittrice di Muri di Silenzio.
Autumn Sky
Price: Free! Words: 7,390. Language: British English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The day Julia’s best friend Becky gives her a magazine article to read, her whole world falls apart. After years of emotional and psychological abuse, is Julia ready to face the truth about her perfect marriage to Simon or will she continue to hide her head in the sand? Autumn Sky is a short story of 7,000 words by the author of The Healer's Secret and Walls of Silence.

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Smashwords book reviews by Helen Pryke

  • Kisses, Suzi: A Short Horror Story on Oct. 23, 2017

    A creepy short story where a GPS falls in love with Jimmie and decides that his girlfriend Brenda is superfluous to their relationship. Well-written, it will make you think about whether humans rely too much on technology, and where this could lead us! The story revolves around the two characters, and the author has managed to brilliantly develop their personalities, which isn't easy in a short story.