To celebrate Bono’s translation into Chinese, here’s our story in pictures (apologies for the blurry shots, but it was a busy time).

Old Haunts

It’s surprising how little has changed in the New York neighbourhood where Bono and I lived. At the time, I had no idea our story would become a book translated into Chinese and Russian. “Seems like yesterday Lydia and I climbed those front steps with a wide-eyed cat inside his carry case. The heart-shaped door […]

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Bono previews

Fabulous feedback from booksellers who have read advanced copies of Bono the Rescue Cat: “Helen weaves warmth, truth and honesty into every stroke of the keyboard. Powerful sentences compile themselves into neighbourhoods we all want to live in, until we realise that in some comparable way, we already do. Bono the book takes us on […]

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Bono goes viral

Just found out the Huffington Post blog my new book, Bono the Rescue Cat, is based on was read by more than 22 million people! Though I can’t picture that many human beings in my living room, thanks for dropping by. And I hope you like the book.

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Bono

Dear friends, I can’t wait to share my next book, Bono the Rescue Cat with you. It will be released in the US, Canada and Australasia in 2018. Bono was just like the rest of us. All he wanted was a home and someone to love. When I met and fostered him in New York […]

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Songbird trills

The magpie choir had definitely gone off since we’d been away. They were back to squawking three discordant notes over and over again. Frankly, I was disappointed. Just because I’d been out of town for three days they’d given up practicing. On top of that, it looked like our quartet was down to three. One […]

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Bells and Whistles

  The moment I mentioned I might be open to climbing on a bike again, he whisked me down to a cycle shop. An athletic looking assistant pointed me at a utilitarian mountain bike. It was grey with a saddle worthy of a medieval torture chamber. I shuddered and was about to walk out when […]

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Beautiful bridesmaid Kath.

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There’s something about red rocks.

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Sometimes all it takes is a coat of paint. Thanks to Lynda Newton for the inspiration, and to nextpainting for the execution.

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A gloriously happy day.

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Getting ready for a very special day.

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The setting for Lydia and Ramon’s wedding on Saturday.

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When a psychic gives readings a Hen’s Party.

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Dr Lydia Brown gives an inspiring talk to a sellout audience at Melbourne Uni on the health benefits of self compassion.

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Today we lost Mary Oliver, one of the world’s great poets. This book has just arrived on my doorstep. Her spirit is everywhere.

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One cannot get enough beauty sleep.

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