Helen Ross was born in Edinburgh, in 1921. Although Scottish by birth, she spent most of her early childhood in the windswept Shetland Islands — “The Land of the Midnight Sun” — far from the North of Scotland, just south of the Arctic Circle. Helen’s heart has always been in the Shetlands, and she still has relatives living on Shetland’s most northerly island, Unst.
Helen was married to her beloved Archie for 66 years, and they had two sons, Irvine and William. Helen and Archie travelled extensively, Africa and the Isle of Capri being two of her favourite destinations.
Helen’s interest in story writing started when she, Archie and their family moved to Australia in the early 1960s. Now in her 80s, Helen is publishing her first novel, which reflects much of her travel experience as well as her keen love of history.
Helen now lives on the New South Wales Central Coast with her faithful dog, Kirsty.