Twenty-five years as a psychologist has lent Helen McNeil’s writing both insight and compassion. She writes about ordinary people dealing with the deep questions she struggles with herself: Where is home? What does family mean? Are my beliefs worth the pain? Who am I?
Helen lives in Earthsong Eco-neighbourhood (Auckland, New Zealand) alongside chickens, organic gardens and lots of compost. Her passions include sustainable living, participatory democracy and living in a community.
In 2013 Helen published A Place to Stand (a novel about immigration) and in 2016 Cloud Ink published A Striking Truth in which the clash between union and management bring personal issues to the fore.