Helen L. Williamson was born in Holywood, Northern Ireland. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. For many years she taught creative writing in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she lives with her husband. She is the author of Tales from Balladhoon, A Pineapple Dream and Other Nonsense, Higgledy-Piggledy Thoughts, and Adventures In Dinglewood.