For over 20 years, New Zealander Helen Brown was a much loved, award-winning newspaper and magazine columnist and scriptwriter. Helen’s memoirs Cleo and After Cleo became international bestsellers (over 25,000 copies sold in New Zealand) and are available in a vast array of countries and languages. A New York Times bestseller, Cleo is also currently being made into a film by South Pacific Pictures. Helen now lives in Melbourne with her husband Philip and temperamental cat, Jonah. She has three adult children and two granddaughters.