Helen J Beal was born in York in the north of England in 1974. She has a professional background in Information Technology sales, specializing in creating and growing start-up businesses.
She is the author of three novels: Thirty Seconds Before Midnight, Rich in Small Things and Riding a Tiger, and a collection of short stories: Half a Dozen Star Jumps. She is currently working on her fourth novel.
Helen runs a writing group and a book club where she now lives in Chichester, West Sussex. She is particularly fond of llamas and tortoises and is addicted to Scrabble.