Contact & Events

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10586 W. Pico Blvd., Box #222
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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Bill Contardi of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents
1501 Broadway, Suite 2310
New York, NY 10036


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Events & Visits

Helena is available for a limited number of visits to schools, libraries, conferences and other events. Please inquire at for further details.

Here’s a Tweet from Seoul Foreign School regarding Helena’s visit to the British Division:

And a lovely note from the school librarian at Seoul Foreign School regarding Helena’s visit: “I really enjoyed having you at SFS. Honestly you were one of my best author visits during my 20 years at SFS. Kids still talk about you.”  –Janet H., School Librarian

(Additional feedback is down below)


  • April 30, 2019 – Guest Author, Santa Monica Public Library – Montana Branch (see flyer below for details).


  • Read Across America Event, Dr. Sammy Lee Medical & Health Science Magnet Elementary (March 2019).
  • Panelist, California School Library Association Conference (February 2019).
  • Author Visit, The Carlthorp School, Santa Monica, California (January 2019).
  • Guest Author, Los Angeles Public Library Winter Author Series, Pio Pico Branch (Koreatown) Branch (January 2019).
  • Guest Author, Los Angeles Public Library Winter Author Series, Palms-Rancho Park Branch (January 2019).
  • Guest Author, Princeville Public Library, Island of Kaua’i, Hawaii (December 2018).
  • Author Visit, Seoul Foreign School – British Division, Seoul, South Korea (October 2018).
  • Back-to-School Event, Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, California (September 2018).
  • Visiting Author, Santa Monica Writer’s Workshop, California (July 2018).
  • Book Launch Event, Books of Wonder, NYC, New York (June 2018).

Some additional feedback from Helena’s events:

“You did a great job with the kids and your presentation was amazing!  You are definitely operating within your life’s calling.” Romondo L. (Los Angeles Public Library)

Helena gave a wonderful presentation to the 1st through 4th grade students at my school! The students were fascinated to learn about the history of the Korean turtle ship. They enjoyed hearing about her writing process and learning how The Turtle Ship was created.” Nicky M. (Carlthorp School – Head Librarian) 

 “I attended the book reading you did several weeks ago at the Palms Rancho Library.  My older son, age five, adores your book! I wanted to let you know that I am the ‘mystery’ reader at my son’s school tomorrow and plan to surprise him by reading this book. What a wonderful book.  Just wanted to let you know that joy it has brought our family…and hopefully more children tomorrow!” Emily P. (Audience Member, Palms Rancho Park branch of the Los Angeles Public Library)