Helen was born in Holywood, County Down in Northern Ireland. In the Irish tradition, books and the telling of tales have enchanted her since she was a child, and writing and telling her own stories is just a projection of this love.
She received a BA and MA from Trinity College in Dublin and now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband.
Helen continues to generate stories that delight readers with her amusing and playful perspective on the world. She is the author of Tales from Balladhoon, A Pineapple Dream and other Nonsense, Higgledy-Piggledy Thoughts, I Just Met A Dinosaur!, Adventures In Dinglewood, and her newest book, Tales from Balladhoon (2).
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original Tales from Balladhoon, reimagined with new illustrations, and two more original stories!
Join Johnny McGlory and his friends on a delightful journey through the Irish countryside, where fairies and leprechauns are as real as the donkey that walks under the sea and the magician who summons butterflies.
These original Irish tales by Irish native Helen L. Williamson, are a delightful glimpse into the world of imagination and an introduction to the time honored craft of Irish storytelling. These books are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.
If you are in a hurry, you might pass by Dinglewood without paying much attention. But if you listen carefully, you just might hear the pitter-patter of small feet and the chattering of tiny voices. Turn the page— There's a world of adventure here in Dinglewood for you to discover!
“. . . Adventures in Dinglewood is sure to take its place alongside many long-loved children's books as a delightful modern classic.”
— Kai Rady, Toy and Book Buyer, Shenanigans (est. 1974), Charlottesville, VA, USA
“Helen Williamson and Nancy Atkins charm young readers with the magical adventures of Henrietta and Jasper as they encounter Dinglewood's many zany woodland creatures. . . Adventures in Dinglewood would be a wonderful addition to any child's bookshelf.”
— Anna Burger, author of Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast and The Sea Hunt