About Q & F

My name is Helena and I am the author of Queen and Fox. I live in Melbourne. I’m French originally, but I married an adorable Aussie 15 years ago, so here I am!

I wasn’t always crafty. Actually, my craftiness came in quite late and largely influenced by my children, especially my 11-year-old daughter who just loves making stuff. Then again, my grandmother was a top-notch embroiderer and my mother is a great seamstress, so it’s kind of a girl tradition in my family. Mum taught me how to crochet a couple of years ago and I am now obsessed for ever.

I guess I like the idea of creating something completely unique that no one else in the universe will be able to buy anywhere. But, I also get my kicks out of a few simple things, such as:

  • coming up with loads of different flavours in the kitchen
  • laughing with my kids ‘til my belly splits
  • breathing in the moist smell of moss while I hike in a rainforest
  •  saying to my husband: “no shit, this was definitely a 5-star movie for me!”
  • dancing like a mad woman to the music of a band I had never heard of before at a music festival
  • being in awe at the imagination and inventiveness of a visual artist and being taken to another dimension

So, I hope my passion for crafty pursuits will inspire you to be creative in any form you may choose.

Happy reading!

“The stitches that we’ve made are the best I’ve ever sewn” – Josh Pyke


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