Hello and thank you for visiting my website.
When Cleo was released a few years ago, I was honoured the story of our small black cat was so warmly received around the world. Half a million copies and 16 languages later, Cleo is poised to become a movie made by South Pacific Pictures (makers of The Whale Rider).
It was a thrill when the sequel, After Cleo Came Jonah (Cats and Daughters in the US) was embraced by critics and readers alike.
My first novel,Tumbledown Manor, is a best seller in Australasia, hitting Number One in New Zealand. The German edition will be released in February next year..
“Delightfully written, very charming and laugh out loud funny. Recommended.”
Weekend Herald, Auckland.
"Buy this book, save it for the holidays and then read it under a tree or at the beach.”
"It is splendid to know there are still writers who can help you forget it all for a couple of hours."
NSW Library Talk
I'm looking forward to meeting readers at Thirroul District Library, November 6, 2pm to 3:30pm
Helen's interview on GM, talking about Tumbledown Manor
Cats and Daughters (After Cleo Came Jonah)
"An intimate memoir about one woman and her relationship with her cat and family... [Brown] writes eloquently about the bonds that exist between women of all ages... a pleasant and moving story of love and identity among mothers, daughters and felines." Kirkus Reviews.
"Poignant and life-affirming" Daily Express UK
“A Must Read” The Lady UK
This is the story of how one cat leads to another, that rebellious felines and daughters have more in common than you might think. And how I learned compromise and medication can be okay.
“Possibly the next Marley and Me” Good Housekeeping UK
For all those people who say they aren’t cat people but deep down know they are, this is the story of how a small black cat padded into our lives at a time when we most needed help. I thought a kitten was the last thing we needed, but Cleo proved how wrong I was.
Hodder UK Hardback
Complex Chinese edition (Taiwan)
US book cover