Helen Grant was born in London. She read Classics at St.Hugh's College, Oxford, and then worked in Marketing for ten years in order to fund her love of travelling. In 2001 she and her family moved to Bad Münstereifel in Germany, and it was exploring the legends of this beautiful town that inspired her to write her first novel. She then moved to Brussels for three years, and now lives in Scotland with her husband, two children and two cats.
Helen's first novel, "The Vanishing of Katharina Linden", was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010. It has also won an ALA Alex Award in the United States. Her second novel, "The Glass Demon", was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2011 and shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards and the ITW Awards 2012. Helen's third novel, "Wish Me Dead" was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2012 and shortlisted for the Worcestershire Teen Book Award.
Helen's 4th book, Silent Saturday, was published in April 2013 and is the first book in her Forbidden Spaces trilogy.
Visit Helen's website and read her blog at: http://www.helengrantbooks.com/
You can also follow Helen on Twitter at @helengrantsays or see book trailers and location videos on her YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/helengrantsays