Twenty-five years as a psychologist has lent Helen McNeil‘s writing both insight and compassion.
She writes about ordinary people dealing with deep questions: Where is home? What does family mean? Are my beliefs worth the pain? Who am I?
She has had a number of short stories published in New Zealand. Cloud Ink Press has published two of her novels; ‘A Place to Stand’ in 2013 and ‘A Striking Truth’ in 2016. ‘A Striking Truth’ won the Bert Roth Labour History Award in 2018. She is currently working on a trilogy that explores what family means in an age of surrogacy and egg and sperm donation.