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Helen C. Escott

2020

Helen C. Escott is an award winning, bestselling Canadian author.

Her crime thriller Operation Vanished was awarded a Silver Medal – Best Regional Fiction at the 24th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. Operation Wormwood was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel in 2019. Both Operation Vanished and Operation Wormwood were in the Top 10 Local Bestsellers of 2019 for Chapters-Coles-Indigo. Both novels were published by Flanker Press.

In 2020 she released- In Search of Adventure- 70 Years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Newfoundland and Labrador. It took her two years of research and interviewing Veterans to put together this comprehensive collection of personal stories.

In September of 2020, she released the long-awaited conclusion to Operation Wormwood – The Reckoning.

Her first novel, I am Funny Like That, which she self published, is a collection of funny, thought provoking short stories about life.

Escott, 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 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/

 

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

I am Funny Like That. Self Published, 2016
Operation Wormwood. Flanker Press, 2018
Operation Vanished. Flanker Press, 2019
In Search of Adventure - 70 Years of The RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador. Flanker Press, 2020
Operation Wormwood 2: The Reckoning. Flanker Press, 2020

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.

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$250
Two sessions:
$$500
Three sessions:
$$750
Four sessions:
$$1000
One session:
$$250
Two sessions:
$$500
Three sessions:
$$750
Four sessions:
$$100
GST:
GST not applicable