Helena Sheridan

Helena was born in Biggleswade in England. Her family emigrated to Melbourne, Australia but she returned to the U.K. 1976. Having completed Writing Courses in short stories, poetry, freelance journalism, radio and television through the London School of Journalism, Helena decided to join the Ayr Writers Club in 1988 and in 2004/2005 she took on the role of President of the Club and became the drama workshop leader.
Having had fiction and poetry published in both the U.K., and abroad, Helena then wrote radio scripts for BBC Northern Ireland’s Radio programme “One Potato, Two Potato.” and became a commissioned children’s’ writer for ‘My Weekly’ magazine on their “Tell It to The Children” page.
Her keen interest in drama lead Helena to write sketches for the Borderline Theatre Community group. Five times winner of the Scottish Association of Writers’ Drama Award, her one act plays have been performed in various Scottish theatres in connection with the Scottish Community Drama Association.
Maggie Bolton, who is also a member of LiterEight, has provided illustrations for Helena’s comic versed tea towels. Helena is also currently writing a cosy crime novel.