Helen Whitaker

Helen Whitaker

Helen Whitaker is the author of I GIVE IT A YEAR (2021) and THE SCHOOL RUN (2019). She is a magazine editor and journalist who was formerly Entertainment Director of Glamour (for which she once appeared on Radio 4 to discuss a celebrity poll titled ‘Beard or no beard?’) and has been published in The Telegraph, Grazia, Fabulous, Woman and Home and YOU magazine, as well as writing a regular parenting column for sheerluxe.com. Currently Editor of British Airways’ High Life magazine – which involves much more sending of other people to exotic destinations than going to exotic destinations herself – she lives in London with her family. I Give it a Year was a ‘Book to Watch for 2021’ in Grazia and reviewed in Prima, Heat, Womans Weekly, The Mirror and The Express.

Photograph/Robert Harper

Helen Whitaker @helbobwhitaker

Wrote about how I started writing as a kid on a typewriter I got for my birthday (and then basically never stopped) for my hometown magazine in Chesterfield @SFourtyLocal - thanks for having me!

Thank you to everyone who has borrowed one of my books from the library over the last 12 months. Authors get a little bit of money every time someone borrows a book (for free!) from a UK library, which all adds up, and is the closest thing you can get to magic for all concerned!

Wrote a short story for @SMagazineUK this weekend featuring mountains, a snow-in and florescent salopettes. If you like my style, there are 3 -count 'em! - novels where you can get your long form Helen Whitaker fix!
https://amzn.eu/d/8NiXFZQ

This month's @GraziaUK reviews featuring dark academia, social climbing, heartbreaking friendship, sardonic heartbreak, gangsters and a story or parental protection.

Did this little interview for @theipaper a while ago and very glad my dad got top billing (aside from Lego, obviously) https://inews.co.uk/culture/books/helen-whitaker-i-write-in-a-loft-full-of-lego-2065867

Happy new year! To start things on a positive note, I’m offering one free critique of your first 10k words & synopsis of commercial fiction - to enter RT by midnight tomorrow (2/1/23) βœοΈπŸ“š#WritingCommunity - pls share with anyone interested!

So pleased to see Single in the Snow in @Fabulousmag today. Following Jen and Art over the course of a ski season in Canada, it's perfect for those who want to jet off (even if just vicariously) to the slopes this winter.
https://amzn.eu/d/c6MV1yQ

Looking to get hold of the bestselling book in skiing? Look no further!
Single in the Snow has got itself a festive orange flag. https://amzn.eu/d/eD1aNTf

Single in the Snow called "a gem of a read" in this week's @bellamagazineUK (and yes, we have cracked open the Christmas biscuits πŸͺ)
Get yours here ⏬
https://amzn.eu/d/2OGhdkn

One last re-up before I pick the winners tomorrow. Spread the word for anyone looking for a wintery read!

It’s a festive #Giveaway ! πŸŽ…
Signed copies of #TheTrust and #DeathontheIsle plus bath bombs and a scented candle.
Follow and retweet - winner drawn Tues night to catch the Christmas post.
Good luck 🀞

❄️ Publication week giveaway! ❄️
To celebrate Single in the Snow being out in the world, I'm giving away two copies of the paperback. Follow, like and retweet this tweet and I'll pick two winners at random on Monday 19 Dec. UK only.
Can't wait? Buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B659ZHRJ?ref_=cm_sw_r_apann_dp_4AG9PPG55C5BZDJ0W5E5

❄️ Publication week giveaway! ❄️
To celebrate Single in the Snow being out in the world, I'm giving away two copies of the paperback. Follow, like and retweet this tweet and I'll pick two winners at random on Monday 19 Dec. UK only.
Can't wait? Buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B659ZHRJ?ref_=cm_sw_r_apann_dp_4AG9PPG55C5BZDJ0W5E5

Excellent snowy styling for the paperback copies of Single in the Snow arriving!

Single in the Snow is out in paperback TODAY! Pre-orders should be landing anytime now - thank you to everyone who has ordered it! β€οΈπŸ”οΈβ„οΈ
https://amzn.eu/d/dStV9nK

A double whammy for @hellomag and Single in the Snow - in some great company as a pick for books to take on your holidays.
https://www.hellomagazine.com/travel/20220723146162/best-books-to-read-on-holiday/

Lovely review of Single in the Snow in @hellomag today! Just casually hanging out with Avatar and Emily in Paris as a 'don't miss' activity. β„οΈβ€οΈπŸŽ„
https://amzn.eu/d/60oK1FI

Snow day? Snow problem! Single in the Snow is still 99p in e-book so for a hunkering-down, cosy read, it's a bargain. All you need is a blanket (and, OK, maybe an entire box of Celebrations that you're supposed to be saving for Christmas)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B659ZHRJ?ref_=cm_sw_r_apann_dp_3KZ4S5YNQD0Z7W9PSGMY

Something that never gets old - a book you wrote being published and printed. Look at these beaut copies of Single in the Snow!
Out on Thursday in paperback so pre order now for it to arrive in full festive finery on the day of release!
https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cl_1dNNo_2k/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

Even though the more you learn about the book business, the more you realise success (and/or the ability to make any sort of a living from it) comes down to luck, it's reassuring to hear someone as successful as @Joannechocolat talk about it. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/dec/07/low-pay-authors-writing-books-joanne-harris