Helena Fairfax lives next door to Brontë country in Yorkshire. She has a half-crazed rescue dog and together they tramp the moors every day - one of them chasing story ideas, the other chasing pheasants.
Welcome to the blog, Helena. We’d love to know how getting published has changed your life?
I’ve made some real friendships all over the world. I didn’t expect this at all. It’s absolutely the best thing that’s happened to me since being published.
If you could pick up your house and move it, where would you relocate it?
Well, I like where I live, near Saltaire, which is a preserved mill town. The weather’s not so good here on the edge of the moors, though, so in winter I’d go to the south of France, where I’d spend Christmas drinking red wine and eating gateau des rois.
What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
Drinking red wine…but to be honest, I don’t feel that guilty about it .
If you could star in a movie, who would you choose as your male lead?
If I could time travel, Paul Newman
Which authors do you choose to read for pleasure?
I’m a total bookslut. Anything. I’ve just read a brilliant book by 1930s author Angela Thirkell, and I’m about to start Richard House’s multimedia thriller The Kills.
One rainy day in London, Wyoming man Kurt Bold walks into an antique shop off the King’s Road and straight into the dreams of its owner, Penny Rosas. Kurt seems every inch the romantic cowboy hero…but he soon brings Penny down to earth with a thump. His job is in the City, in the logical world of finance—and as far as Kurt is concerned, romance is just for dreamers.
Events in his childhood have shown him just how destructive love can be. Now he’s looking for a wife, right enough, but what he wants is a marriage based on logic and rational decisions. Kurt treats Penny like he would his kid sister, but when he hires her to refurbish his Victorian house, it’s not long before he starts to realise it’s not just his home she’s breathing life into. The logical heart he has guarded so carefully all these years is opening up to new emotions, in a most disturbing way…
Thank you for sparing the time to talk to us today Helena. We wish you continuing success with your books.
Best wishes, Freda
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