Helen Menzies


Helen is a writer, editor and writing tutor who lives on the idyllic Central Coast of New South Wales. Since moving there from Sydney in 2006 she has written a memoir, a trilogy of children’s books, edited and published two collections of stories written by members of her twice-yearly intensive Life Writing classes. In the years before moving to the coast, Helen taught primary, secondary and university students. In a wide-ranging career she was also union official, Rupert Murdoch’s first woman sports journalist, Deputy Commissioner for Equal Opportunity in South Australia, and senior manager in the NSW Public Service.