Helen Weston lives in Cumbria and is a therapist and a writer, with close links to the Borderlines book festival. She is married to a former Benedictine abbot and spent five years in a convent after studying English at Oxford and working in Finland for a year. Her memoir, 'The Winter is Past', chronicles that time, and describes the clandestine relationship that changed the course of her life. The couple went on to have two sons and Helen taught English and creative writing before training as a therapist. Her most recent book, 'It is Solved by Walking', is a suspense novel based around the decoding of a journal of Sandplay Therapy.