Helen is a Scot who has lived in a fenland village for 40 years and been a member of Cambridge Writers for half that time. Her short stories have achieved some success in competitions, and her first novel was runner up in a NAWG “unpublished novel” competition. A revised version of this story has been published by Mirador under the title of “Worlds Apart” and is available on Amazon and Kindle, while she concentrates on editing a further three as yet unpublished novels.

Selected Works

Worlds Apart (2018)


In 1910 in the north of Scotland two country girls from opposite ends of the social scale meet and become friends as they adjust to new, unfamiliar lives in the city of Elgin. But will it be possible for friendship to survive social expectations, the campaign for women’s suffrage and industrial unrest in the shadow of the First World War?

The book is available on Amazon as paperback or e-book.

Snowy Saturdays (2017)

Won third prize at the Cambridge Short Story Competition 2017.

Blog Posts
Short Story Competition Judging Event
Short Story Competition 2013
Worlds Apart by Helen Culnane