Heleen’s life of crime started when she was 8 in Mexico (a cigarette from her mother, if you must know). Several decades and continents later, she’s still not confessed and choses to incriminate other people in her novels.
A Dutch immigrant living with her husband and two kids in Glasgow, she was selected as a Crime in the Spotlight author at Bloody Scotland 2018 for her suspense debut ‘In Servitude’, which won the silver medal for best European fiction at the Independent Publishers Book Awards in the USA and was shortlisted for The Selfies at London Book Fair.
Her feminist corporate thriller ‘Stay Mad, Sweetheart’ was published by Red Dog Press. It was a finalist in the USA’s Next Generation Indie Books Awards 2020 and came third in the inaugural Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year award.
Read Heleen’s exclusive poem for Friends of the Bay members here.
You can visit Heleen’s website at: https://www.heleenkist.com