Welcome to Helen Watts’ official website
Here you can find out all you need to know about Helen’s books, from her debut novel, the award-winning One Day In Oradour to her latest title No Stone Unturned. You can also stay up to date with Helen’s latest Events, browse the Photo gallery, read her Blog, share your thoughts and ask questions, and find out how to buy books or how to book an author visit or school workshop. To support and enhance your reading of Helen’s novels, visit the Freebies page, where you can find Author Readings, Talking Points (which are ideal for book groups or class disussion), Fact Sheets and Visual Resources. Finally, go to the Bookspage for Reviews and plot summaries. And don’t forget to keep coming back for competitions and chances to win signed copies of Helen’s books.
One Day In Oradour was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal for an outstanding book for children and young people, shortlisted for the 2014 Education Resources Awards, longlisted for the Hampshire Book Award 2014 and was the recipient of the 2014 Southern Schools Book Awards’ ‘Extraordinary Award‘. Published in paperback and ebook format, the novel is also now available as an audio book, narrated by Jean Brassard (Fault In Our Stars). Order your copy now through Audible.
Helen’s second novel, No Stone Unturned, was published in September 2014 by Bloomsbury (ACB Originals) and was shortlisted for the Warwickshire Junior Book Award 2015 and the Historical Association’s Young Quills Award and was runner-up in the 2015 Alcester Schools Book Awards. You can read some of the reviews here.
Helen has co-written two special centenary collections of stories from the First World War – The Ghost of the Trenches (for children) and the hardback collection for adults First World War Folk Tales.
Book an author event
Would you like to book Helen for an author talk, reading, book signing or writing workshop? Find out more
NEW: Group Reading and Class Sets
Helen’s children’s books are now available for teachers to buy in Group Reading Sets (6 pupil copies plus a free teacher copy) and in Class Sets (24 pupil copies plus a free teacher copy). As well as your free teacher copy you can also make savings of up to 15% on RRP.
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