As a writer, Helen's mission is to give the reader excitement and romance through characters who come from everyday life to face danger solve problems through wit and courage. "There is no courage without fear," she says.
As a judge, Helen sees every exhibitor as a potential winner, every class as a clean slate. She constantly strives to make the best decisions for the welfare of the horse and the breed, remembering the advice of her mentor Peter Camron, "Stick with quality."
Helen began writing with a yellow tablet on a dare from her husband. She joined DFW Writers which became Trinity Arts Writers Association and wrote several novels while sporadically attempting to market them. Imagine her excitement when a Canadian company accepted her work. Then, with books printed and awaiting covers, she learned that the company was bankrupt.
She published Warning Shot with Xlibris a few months later.
Publish America accepted her next novel, Driven to Win and used Helen's art work for the cover.
Helen's portrait of Berry Hogan
With her husband Berry Hogan, Helen enjoys walking the dogs in the park and having a glass of wine at sunset sitting in the swing on the deck they built togethere. New GSPointer Tuff patrols against squirrel invaders.
With her Pinto gelding Spirit of Silky McTavish she competes in Combined Driving Events in Texas and Oklahoma and a few pleasure driving shows. She also rides him in dressage shows. Helen with husband Berry on a cruise.
Berry and Lola, new terrier
Jama, our dear girl on Rainbow Bridge