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Helen C. Escott

Helen C. Escott

Helen C. Escott is an award winning, bestselling Canadian author published by Flanker Press.

Her Operation crime thriller series has been both short listed and won awards including the Silver Medal – Best Regional Fiction at the 24th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards for Operation Vanished. She has just released her sixth novel and the fourth in the Operation series: Operation Trafficked.

Escott is a retired Civilian Member of the RCMP was the communications lead on high-profile events including the RCMP’s NL response on the September 11th terrorist attacks.  She wrote and implemented the Atlantic Region Communication Strategies to combat organized crime and outlaw biker gangs, created a Media Relations course and taught it in several provinces as well as at the Canadian Police College, Ottawa. She also served as a communications strategist at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Before joining the RCMP Helen C. Escott worked in the media for 13 years.

In 2017 she was presented with the CLB Governor and Commandants Medallion in recognition of her achievements of excellence in volunteering and fundraising work, including creating the idea and concept for the Spirit of Newfoundland dinner theatre, “Where Once They Stood.”

In 2019 she was presented with the Governor General's Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers.

Helen C. Escott web page https://www.helencescott.com/

Novels written by Helen C. Escott:

Operation Wormwood: A top five finalist for the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards, Best First Crime Novel, by the Crime Writers of Canada. The first novel in the Operation series, this crime thriller was published in August 2018. It was on Indigo’s bestsellers list from August to December 2018 and remains a strong seller.

Operation Vanished: Was awarded a Silver Medal – Best Regional Fiction at the 24th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. It was released in August 2019.

The Reckoning: On the Day of Reckoning, everyone is called to account for their actions. The bestselling conclusion to Operation Wormwood. With her razor-sharp writing and inside police knowledge, Helen C. Escott delivers a fast-paced, dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest Canadian crime thriller authors.

Operation Trafficked: In her most thrilling novel to date, bestselling, award-winning author Helen C. Escott takes you on a lightning-paced, chillingly current, criminal investigation that is surprising at every twist and completely unpredictable right up to its astonishing conclusion.

 In Search of Adventure- 70 Years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Newfoundland and Labrador. Named one of the top memoirs in Atlantic Canada it took two years of research and interviewing Veterans to put together this comprehensive collection of personal stories.

I am Funny Like That (Engen Books): This is the author’s memoir of personal stories and anecdotes exploring the funny side of life. The book consists of laugh out loud, humorous short observational essays based on Escott’s life as a mother, wife, and crime writer.

City:
St. John's
Province:
Newfoundland and Labrador

Publications

Operation Wormwood. 2018, Flanker Press
Operation Vanished. 2019, Flanker Press
The Reckoning - the conclusion to Operation Wormwood. 2020, Flanker Press
Operation Trafficked. 2021, Flanker Press
I am Funny Like That. 2020, Engen Books
In Search of Adventure. 2020, Flanker Press

Awards

Silver Medal – Best Regional Fiction at the 24th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards for Operation Vanished, 2020
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Write What You Know. But what do you know?

An hour-long workshop in how to write fiction that takes students through the who, what, where, when why and how of telling a story.

Students will be taught to describe that their characters see, hear, taste, smell and touch each time they change locations in the story.

This workshop will put meat on the bones of your story.

Presentation Length:
one hour
Genre:
Crime fiction, mystery
Grades:
9 - 12
Audience Size:
500
Workshop Description:

Write What You Know. But what do you know?

An hour-long workshop in how to write fiction that takes students through the who, what, where, when why and how of telling a story.

 

Students will be taught to describe that their characters see, hear, taste, smell and touch each time they change locations in the story.

This workshop will put meat on the bones of your story.

Equity Initiative

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