Helen joined Jacaranda in 2013 and became a partner the following year. Originally from Britain she started her publishing career in London at Curtis Brown Literary Agency, where she was Assistant to a senior agent for three years. She was at the same time one of the Agency’s readers, responsible for reading manuscripts languishing on the ‘slush pile’. During this time she also worked as a freelance reader for Piatkus Books. Helen continued to build on her experience by working as a book publicist for Belinda Harley Associates where she promoted a range of titles from some of the leading UK publishing companies - devising and implementing publicity campaigns for a number of high profile books including Michael Chabon’s ‘The Mysteries of Pittsburgh’, Andrew Morton’s controversial biography of Princess Diana, Whitley Streiber’s ‘Communion’ and the autobiography of Elton John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin.
Helen has lived overseas for many years, including stints in Budapest, Warsaw and Taipei. She has lived in Singapore since 2004.