Helen Slavin

Helen Slavin

Author

Helen has been a professional writer for fifteen years. She started out on Radio Four with more than ten Short Stories and two radio plays A Knotted String and Woody Strode and Touchwood, Tinderbox. She broke into mainstream tv fare in seasons Seven and Eight of the ITV drama  Boon with Michael Elphick and Neil Morrissey. Helen has broadcast episodes of: EastEnders (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Down to Earth (BBC/Whistling Gypsy), Heartbeat (Yorkshire), Staying Alive (London Weekend), El Cid (Granada), House of Eliott (BBC), Boon (Carlton). Helen was responsible for four of the six episodes in season one of the BBC Sunday night drama Down to Earth starring Warren Clarke and Pauline Quirke, the other two being written by series deviser Ashley Pharaoh. Her short film The Fishmonger’s Daughter directed by Caroline Sax was selected for Sundance and won awards at several American Film Festivals.  It was also selected for the London Film Festival. Her current feature length film work includes magical-realist drama Eye of the Storm with director Caroline Sax at Friday Night Films along with psychological thriller Hypnos and the sci-fi thriller Methodology with Cariad Pictures. Her current radio work includes the six-part comedy drama series A Lick and a Promise. Her first novel The Extra Large Medium was chosen as the winner in the Long Barn Books competition run by Susan Hill and is published by Simon & Schuster.

Contact

Helen Slavin @HelenSlavinBook

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#Christmas read. THE ICE KING. Not set at Christmas, but set in the snow and ice of Far North. An origins story from the Witch Ways series. #witchcore #TheWitchWays