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Helen Douglas

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Helen was born and raised in a small beach town in Cornwall, much like the fictional town of Perran that appears in After Eden. As a child her favourite thing to do was hang out at the beach. When it rained, which it did a lot, she read acres of books and wrote stories of her own.
After leaving school, Helen lived in London, California, Long Island, and New Jersey before coming full circle and ending up back where she started. When she’s not working on her next book, she spends her time reading, stargazing, watching science-fiction and hanging out at the beach.


  • AFTER EDEN (Bloomsbury, November 2013)
  • CHASING STARS (Bloomsbury, June 2014)

    12275873AFTER EDEN by Helen Douglas

    Eden Anfield loves puzzles, so when mysterious new boy Ryan Westland shows up at her school she’s hooked. On the face of it, he’s a typical American teenager. So why doesn’t he recognise pizza? And how come he hasn’t heard of Hitler? What puzzles Eden the most, however, is the interest he’s taking in her.

    As Eden starts to fall in love with Ryan, she begins to unravel his secret. Her breakthrough comes one rainy afternoon when she stumbles across a book in Ryan’s bedroom – a biography of her best friend – written over fifty years in the future. Confronting Ryan, she discovers that he is there with one unbelievably important purpose … and she might just have destroyed his only chance of success. (more)

    “A cute romance with a science fiction twist that becomes increasingly action-oriented as the narrative progresses–with a wonderfully active heroine whose energy is really refreshing.” — Phoebe North, author of Starglass

    15919583CHASING STARS (AFTER EDEN #2) by Helen Douglas

    The boy Eden loves just saved her life. Now she must save his. To do so she must make a huge sacrifice. Eden can never see her friends or family again, as she travels a hundred years into the future. But the dangerous risk Ryan took to rescue Eden has been uncovered, and now Ryan faces an exile …which will leave Eden separated from him – the one person she can’t live without – and stuck in the future. She must fight to save both of them.

    The mesmerising sequel to the author’s wonderful debut, After Eden. (more)

“beautiful and flawless” — Uncorked Thoughts

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