Meet My Main Character: Helen from The Summer of Secrets

Yay, another blog tour! I think I’m subverting its course, actually, because it started off as a chain created by historical fiction authors. Most of the story in The Summer of Secrets¬†takes place in the early Eighties, though, and as Eighties clothes are now officially vintage, I think I’ll get away with it… ¬† What is the name of your main character? She’s called Helen. We meet her as a teenager in the summer of 1983, and also as an adult looking back at the events of that summer. (As an aside: I was on a writing week during the early stages of the novel, and we were given an exercise which involved writing a letter to ourselves from our main character. One of the other characters, Victoria, kept pushing her way into my letter,...