My childhood ambition was to be a teacher, an author, and an artist. I spent 34 years in the first grade (33 of them as a teacher.) Since retiring from teaching, I write children’s stories and record the doings of the Ladies Floral Club and Friends of the Creche as the secretary for each group. I also do a little illustrating.

Other activities include origami, bookmaking, crocheting, traveling to visit 11 grandchildren and collecting nativity scenes. During the Christmas season, more than 900 nativity scenes take over the house and we become a tourist destination.

I live in Austin, MN with my husband Bill, and a few very hardy plants.

author.helenholder@gmail.com

"Writing Stories that Engage Young Readers" - Authors Helen Holder and Kathryn Sullivan discuss the differences between children's and middle grade stories. View this DVBF Cabin Fever video on our YouTube channel linked on the bottom of the home page.

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Helen Holder

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