Sandra de Helen


Portland, OR
Oregon US

Author's Bio

Sandra de Helen, author of the Shirley Combs/Dr. Mary Watson series and the lesbian thriller Till Darkness Comes is a produced playwright, as well as a poet. Launch Point Press publishes her poetry. The first three collections, Desire Returns for a Visit, Lesbian Humor is not an OxymoronPoetry for the People, I Eat My Words, and Migraines and Their Remedies are available now wherever books are sold. More collections are forthcoming. Desire Returns is also available in audiobook format, as are the mysteries and the thriller.

Publications & Prizes

Migraines and Their Remedies (Launch Point Press, 2023)
I Eat My Words (Launch Point Press, 2022)
Poetry for the People (Launch Point Press, 2020)
Lesbian Humor is Not an Oxymoron (Launch Point Press, 2019)
Stonewall's Legacy: A Poetry Anthology (Local Gems Press, 2019)
Desire Returns for a Visit (Launch Point Press, 2018)
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Medical Journal of Australia
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The Dandelion Review

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Kate Kasten, Molly Gloss, Val McDermid, Zadie Smith, Jacqueline Woodson, Emma Donoghue, Andrea Gibson, Andrea Carlisle, Emily Dickinson, Jessamyn Ward.
What I'm reading now: 
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ
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Born in: 
Jefferson City, MO
Raised in: 
Newburg, MO
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Last update: Jan 24, 2024