Helen was born in Mount Isa, the eldest of five children to Salvation Army Officers. She discovered a love of reading as a young girl, and 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. Helen started writing poetry in her late 30s but it was not until her late 50s that her dream of writing a book was finally realised. She has now published several books and completed a teaching degree.
Today, Helen lives on a farm with her family in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. She has established a small publishing business with her daughter, which can be found here. She also blogs at The Helen Brown Collection.