Helen Slavin

Helen Slavin


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.

Helen Slavin @HelenSlavinBook

Kettle on? Settle in. Here's a book to escape into. #EasterWeekend #GoodRead

Crack a goose egg into a scrying bowl for extra #Easter divining. Need to keep the knowledge secret? Cook and eat the egg for breakfast on #folklorethursday

Words, mixed with a dash of imagination, for you #EasterWeekend enjoyment.

On #FolkloreThursday weave a dream catcher from the scraps of #Easter lambs wool tattered in the hedgerows. Nets to catch the dreams of any loose mind, any thought wandering on the wind. #mindreading #hedgeriding #pagan

Hedgeriding at #Easter. Take on the form of a hare to find the way through the brambles. #folklorethursday

Feel the need? The need to read? Here you go. #EasterWeekend #GoodRead #goodreads #shamelessplug

An amuse bouche type book. A Witch Ways Whisper to loll in a chair with this #EasterWeekend

Weekend reading is sorted. #TheWitchWays

Read? Book. #EasterWeekend #EasterTreats #Read #readingrocks #ReadingForPleasure

It's Easter, Ostara and other monikers for this bit of April. You could eat an Easter Egg. You could....but this is better. #thewitchways #BreakingBones

There is no #OrdnanceSurvey here. #TheWitchWays

Where in the wood will you go? #EasterWeekend #EasterTreats #TheWitchWays

You always need a book. #EasterWeekend #EasterTreats #GoodRead

I hear Mark Francois doesn't like this pic.

I suppose you know what to do with it...

We need a lot of people in Norfolk. With scissors. #NetsDownForNature

What your #Sunday requires is this: Breaking Bones, a wander through Havoc Wood. But since this is Havoc, the warning is in place, tread carefully. #TheWitchWays

Lazing on a Sunday? Why? When you could be striding round Havoc Wood finding out about all sorts of shenanigans. And a wedding. Who doesn't love a wedding?

Chilling out in a chair this Spring #Saturday? Why not read a book? Might I suggest this one...#Breaking Bones. It's a click away.

The second WitchWays Whisper is out now and ready for your digital delectation. Go on, click.

Boom. The EU is democracy at work. We all talk it over and we decide together. It is like the Round Table and we should be pulling our chair in closer not LEAVING. #RevokeA50Now