Cheltenham Racecourse

Helen Maslin

Appearing: Friday 2017

Helen Maslin

Helen Maslin lives right here in Cheltenham with her family. She has studied English, history and art history, which she still adores. She also runs an art club at her children's primary school.

Helen's art club is fun but always very messy. Her favourite things are brightly-coloured hair, Peter Lorre's voice, the smell of new books, Roy Lichtenstein's art, niceness and cake. Darkmere is her debut novel.


Kate and her friends are spending the summer at Darkmere Castle in Cornwall—which she thinks will be a perfect opportunity for her to get together with Leo. But instead, she’s drawn into the dark story of an eighteenth-century girl who haunts the tunnels and towers of the house, and whose curse now hangs over them all.

Come and say hello to Helen at a ‘Cupcakes and Questions’ session. What have YOU ever wanted to ask an author? Decorate a cake and find out all about these two fab authors’ books and the inspiration behind their writing.