Helen Brown

About Helen Brown

Helen was born in Mount Isa, the eldest of five children of Salvation Army Officers, and lived an almost nomadic life until she was fifteen. She discovered books as a preteen and read a lot, well into the night and occasionally all night. Two stories that captured her imagination were Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. Just like the heroines in these stories, she wanted to write.

A learning disability, which was not corrected until she was in her thirties, meant that schooling was a real struggle. It also meant that her dream seemed to be a distant mirage. Helen started writing poetry in her late 30's and had some poems published by the local newspaper. It was not until her late 50's that her dream of writing a book was finally realised. She now has several books published, which proves that God often takes us to places way beyond our dreams.

The struggle of raising five children and being a wife to a shearer/farmer in a small town, taught Helen a lot about life and the grace of God. During this time, she also completed her teaching degree and worked many casual jobs, in order to ensure that the farm was viable.

Today, she still lives on the farm in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. She has established a small publishing business with her daughter, which can be found at: https://woodwendy1982.wixsite.com/readingstones and blogs at The Helen Brown Collection.
5 12, 2019

How Embarrassing

By |2019-12-02T12:02:21+11:00December 5th, 2019|Australia, Authors, Faith, Prayer|0 Comments

Another month has passed by, and there is still no sign of the drought-breaking rain that is so very much needed in many parts of Australia. Does this mean that God hasn’t answered our prayers? Of course not! It seems that the answer has been ...read more

14 10, 2019

Prayers of Blessing

By |2019-10-09T23:47:48+11:00October 14th, 2019|Australia, Authors, Faith, Prayer|0 Comments

Scrolling through the internet is a blessing and a curse. There are many people who stand beside the Australian farmers and small-town businesses during this time of intense drought. These posts lift you, make you smile and give you courage to keep going. There are ...read more

8 10, 2019

Call to Prayer

By |2019-10-09T23:06:30+11:00October 8th, 2019|Australia, Authors, Prayer|0 Comments

Another news report warned of major disruptions to city traffic in cities around the country in the name of demanding climate change action. As a farmer's wife dealing with the effects of our current drought, my only thought was that they would do a lot ...read more

24 09, 2019

Praying Right

By |2019-09-24T09:17:50+10:00September 24th, 2019|Australia, Faith, Freedom, Life, Prayer|0 Comments

Are you ever surprised at how prayers are answered? Many years ago, I inherited a lounge suite from my grandmother. However, it was built for a sedate couple, not an energetic family of five children. In a very short period of time, it disintegrated until ...read more

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