Helena's books have won numerous awards because they do more than tell a good story.  Her novels seek to explore religious, political and social beliefs and behaviors critically with an eye to reflecting back on our own lives, society and age. The characters exemplify human nature and show us common strengths and weaknesses -- and the effect they can have individual lives and the course of history.

To help teachers or book clubs spark a discussion about the themes contained in my books, I provide a list of suggested questions or exercises. As I am only just getting started, the questions have not yet been developed for all books, but I'll be adding them as time goes by. Thank you for your patience.

Teacher's Aids/Book Club Tools