Helga Hopkins grew up in Switzerland and has happy memories of long hot summers canoeing on the River Rhine, and playing at being pirates with her brother and sisters. Helga now lives in Southern England with her film maker husband and ginger cat Wizzy-Woo. This fun loving feline is the inspiration for her popular children's picturebooks about a gang of furry friends and their hilarious adventures around the neighbourhood. The real Wizzy-Woo likes to keep an eye on Helga by sleeping in the nice warm gap between her keyboard and the computer. In her other life, Helga is a successful Chiropractor whose patients are always keen to hear about her latest stories of which there is never any shortage. She is currently working on new adventures for both Captain Blownaparte and Wizzy-Woo. And don't forget to visit Helga's characters on YouTube too!