A year on from publishing we caught up with Helena Duggan, the author of children’s adventure mystery, A Place Called Perfect.
Almost straight after it’s release, the book, which is for both boys and girls of 9+, was taken into the hearts of children and became a bestseller. Helena now receives letters and emails from young girls and boys asking about the story and if there will be a sequel.
“I couldn’t believe the reaction,” Helena said, “a lot of shops got behind the book, staff had it as a recommended read and primary teachers began to read it to their students. It built from there, taking on a word of mouth factor.” Duggan smiled.
Off the back of her books success, Helena was asked to become resident writer for the Primary Planet, a children’s Primary School magazine. Combining her skills as a Graphic Designer, she illustrates and writes a monthly column on creative writing for children.
What’s next we asked? She’s finishing edits on “A Load of Rubbish” another imaginative children’s tale and is working on a sequel to Perfect.
A Place Called Perfect is available in all local bookshops and on Amazon.com. You can find Helena’s writing work on helenaduggan.com and if you’d like to check out her designs visit helddesign.ie.