Helen was born and brought up in Yorkshire, then born again (as Helene!) in France twenty-two years later. Her love of languages took her all over Europe and sometimes further, but it was in France that she decided to settle. She currently works at the National Gliding Centre in the Southern Alps, and lives in a lovely old stone house in a friendly village. When not looking after glider pilots from all over the world she writes songs (accompanied by her guitar), and practises yoga. She visits family and friends in England whenever possible, and her son lives in Sydney, which is an excellent excuse to travel down under. Watson bubbled out of a crack in her broken heart a long time ago, and he taught her to laugh at herself and at life when things were tough. And he still does!