Helen was born in Northumberland and after attending school at the original home of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, made the terrible mistake of studying Accountancy at University. This meant that although no-one wanted to talk to her at parties, she secured employment with a firm of Chartered Accountants where she entertained her colleagues for eight years whilst pretending to know and understand, exactly what she was doing. Despite having to undertake office work to keep her horse in shoes and her daughter in Xbox tokens, she has spent most of her life working with horses across many equestrian disciplines.
During the COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, Helen read so many books that she had to get up extra early to greet the postman and then hide her newly purchased books in the kitchen bin to stop her husband finding them. During this time, Helen also started work on her first novel, Silver Spurs and a Twelve Pound Heart. She hopes the story will uplift the reader and take them to a small hamlet in rural Northumberland, where the laughter is loud, the gossip is juicily whispered and where love, really does conquer all.
Helen still lives in Northumberland with her husband and teenage daughter. They are accompanied by a rabbit named Neville who their plumber rescued from the side of the road, a useless cat who refuses to sit on anyone's knee and a horse who has a strenuous aversion to the Vet.
You can find Helen on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or visit her website www.helennewmanwood.com
As a child, Katie loved ponies, all things pink and sparkly and dashing event rider Roger Fleming Bowen. Now in her twenties, she’s escaped a desk job in London, packed her collection of pink polo shirts and moved to Northumberland to work for her childhood hero.
The attraction between the two of them is instant and Katie’s keen to win more than rosettes and the silver spurs on offer at the Scottish Championship, but Roger has vowed to never again get involved with his staff, having learnt from casual but disastrous relationships in the past. Then, at an international competition near Inverness, catastrophe strikes for Katie, and Roger is forced to question everything he has been so certain of…
Helen Newman Wood was born in Northumberland and grew up in a small village near the coast. She studied accountancy at university and has managed to successfully juggle office work and her equestrian interests throughout her life. Helen still lives in Northumberland with her husband and daughter. They are accompanied by a rabbit called Neville, a useless cat and a horse who has a strenuous aversion to the vet.