Helen Kenwright is a writer, teacher and green feminist, who left Croydon at the age of eighteen for the sparkling spires of York, where she still lives today. She has written stories for as long as she can remember, but her early career took a different path into educational research in the Further Education sector, and a PhD in Social Policy. Helen balanced academic and technical writing at work with policy and leaflet writing for the Green Party and a lifelong indulgence in fanfiction.
In 2011 Helen grasped an opportunity to shift her priorities away from educational management and towards more creative pursuits. She now combines writing with supporting others to write. She founded The Writing Tree, a growing organisation that offers tuition in creative writing with an aim to help people to write for their own pleasure, well-being and personal development. In 2016 she achieved an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from York St John University. In the same year she began to teach students on the Converge Project at the same university, which offers a range of courses for people who have accessed mental health services.
Helen is currently working on her first original novel, The Fletching Stone, a steampunk/solarpunk novel about an archaeologist investigating the life of an adventurer from the age of steam. She also writes short stories, two of which can be found here.