Helenka Stachera

Helenka Stachera grew up in a yellow-brick house in the middle of a wood where the fairy tales and stories she loved to read seemed to come to life. Now she lives in Bristol, but the dark woods are still growing in her imagination.
Before becoming a YA writer she worked in education for 20 years; as a teacher in secondary schools and then in a university.
Helenka is a graduate of the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University.