Helen Bailey Books

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Helen Bailey is an author who was born and raised in Ponteland, a town that is located 9 miles away from the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Bailey was born in the year 1964 and has one brother. While attending school, Helen Bailey was fascinated with things that had nothing to with her studies. She, later on, joined Ponteland High school, where she eventually graduated. Helen Bailey would, later on, join Thames Polytechnic, where she graduated with a university in psychology. Helen Bailey’s dream was to be a forensic scientist. After becoming a forensic scientist, Helen Bailey appreciated the idea of people referring to her as Dr. Bailey. After learning the prospect of people referring to her as a doctor had gotten a little bit interesting, she decided to get into the media, where she worked in marketing and licensing campaigns for Nintendo, Rugrats, and Garfield.

Order of Felicity Wishes Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Friendship and Fairyschool (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
2 Dancing Dreams (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
3 Spooky Sleepover (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
4 Felicity Wishes Fashion Fiasco (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
5 Secrets and Surprises (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
6 Big Book Of Magical Mishaps 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Topaz Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Topaz in the Limelight (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
2 Topaz Takes a Chance (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
3 Topaz Steals the Show (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
4 Topaz Takes a Break (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
5 Topaz Takes the Stage (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
6 Topaz on Ice (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Crazy World Of Electra Brown Series

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1 Life at the Shallow End 2008 Description / Buy
2 Out of My Depth 2008 Description / Buy
3 Swimming Against the Tide 2009 Description / Buy
4 Taking the Plunge 2009 Description / Buy
5 Falling Hook, Line and Sinker 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Willow Of The Woods Series

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1 Litter to Glitter (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
2 Willow of the Woods (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Helen Bailey Standalone Novels

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1 Running in Heels 2010 Description / Buy
2 Knowing Me, Knowing You 2011 Description / Buy
3 When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Helen Bailey Non-Fiction Books

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1 My Sister Tatiana, My Brother Ivan (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
2 My Love Affair with Borthwick Castle 1988 Description / Buy
3 Loving Each Other Safely (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
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Helen Bailey was born in the English city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on August 22nd 1964. She was raised just outside the city of Newcastle, in the village of Ponteland, where she also attended the local high-school. Although she was never the most studious of pupils, preferring to sit and day dream, Helen Bailey was still a decent student and gained a place at Thames Polytechnic, where she studies physiology, which she hoped would lead her into the world of forensic science.

However, things did not immediately go to plan for Helen, and she turned her attention to working in the media sphere. In fact, her chosen field was to be marketing, where she worked on campaigns for many household names, including Nintendo, Dirty Dancing and Snoopy. It was also during her time working in marketing that Helen Bailey met John Sinfield, who would later go on to become her husband.

In 2001, Helen Bailey had her first book published, Friendship and Fairyschool, and it was the first book in the Felicity Wishes series of novels. Friendship and Fairyschool was co-authored with the artist Emma Thomson. Secrets and Surprises, the second book in the Felicity Wishes series, was also co-authored with Thomson, and was published in 2002. Bailey created the Felicity Wishes series for toddlers, and they tend to feature three stories of a group of four friends who have many adventures. In total, Bailey co-authored six books in the Felicity Wishes series.

Following the success of the Felicity Wishes series of books, Helen Bailey decided to create a new series of books, this time aimed at a slightly older group of readers than her first series. The Topaz series of books would be aimed at slightly older children, and featured the character of Topaz L’Amour, who dreams of becoming famous. The first book in Helen Bailey’s Topaz series of books was published in 2005, which was called Topaz in the Limelight. Following the success of Topaz in the Limelight, Bailey followed it up with Topaz Steals the Show, and then Topaz Takes a Chance, both in 2005, too. There are six books in the Topaz series of books written by Helen Bailey.

And then, in 2008, Helen Bailey created her most loved character, that of Electra Brown. It charts Electra’s everyday struggles living with a dad who is going through a mid-life crisis, a mum who prefers nothing but trashy daytime TV, and a younger brother whom she calls The Little Runt, who has an affinity for shoplifting sanitary products. There were five books published in the Electra Brown series of books, with the first one published in 2008, Life at the Shallow End. That was followed by Out of my Depth, also in 2008, then Swimming Against the Tide in 2009, and Taking the Plunge, which was also published in 2009. The final book in the Electra Brown series of books, Falling Hook, Line & Sinker, was published in 2010.

In 2010, Bailey then turned her attention to a new character aimed at younger readers, Willow the Woodsprite, with two books being published in that series, Litter to Glitter, and Willow of the Woods. Litter to Glitter was published in 2010, and Willow of the Woods was published in 2011.

Helen Bailey also wrote three standalone novels, Running in Heels, in which she introduced the character of Daisy Davenport, as well as Knowing Me, Knowing You, and also When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis, which was her first book published for the adult market. In fact, When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis, which was published in 2015, was, in part, based on her own blog, called Planet Grief, which she focused on how she dealt with the death of her husband back in 2011, when he died while on holiday in Barbados.

In 2016, Helen Bailey was reported missing by her current partner, Ian Stewart, who she met in October 2011. Her disappearance was seen as suspicious by those who knew her and totally out of character, even though she had apparently left a note saying she was going to visit the family’s holiday home in Broadstairs. In July 2016, Ian Stewart was arrested in connection with the murder of Helen Bailey, after her remains were found in a septic tank in her own home.

Eventually, Helen Bailey discovered that working in an office space was much more interesting than working in a hospital. Eventually, Helen Bailey would later own a licensing agency in London, where she had the opportunity of working with some well-known movies and characters such as Dilbert, Felicity, Snoopy and Dirty Dancing. As a writer, Bailey has written books such for different target audiences such as teen girls, adults, and smaller girls as well. In one of her book, which is based on her blog, Helen Bailey talks about her she managed to get through her grief also about the relationship she had with her husband. However, Helen Bailey’s career began much earlier, when she was still a teenager. In her teens, Helen Bailey bought the Artists and Writers Yearbook with her personal money. Bailey would spend her poems and stories to any person that she would ever think of.

Some of the publishers bought some of the stories and poems that Helen Bailey had written. While serving as a temporary secretary, Hilary Bailey met one John Sinfield. John and Bailey would later get married. At the time Bailey and Sinfield met, John was serving as the head of one of the leading licensing company. Bailey and Sinfield remained married for more than 15 years. However, the marriage was cut short when John Sinfield passed away in the year 2011, while the two were still in Barbados. John Sinfield’s cause of death was ruled as drowning. Later on, Helen Bailey would, later on, meet one Ian Stewart, who was a widower towards the end of 2011. In the year 2016, Helen Bailey went missing. Helen Bailey had been last seen walking her dog. Later on, the local police would, later on, arrest, Ian Steward, who became the main suspect in the investigation.

Ian Stewart was charged with the prevention of a lawful burial and perverting justice. Steward had claimed that Helen Bailey had gone to Broadstairs to their family holiday home. However, the police managed to establish that Hellen Bailey had not gone to the family holiday home. Towards the end of July, Hellen’s remains and that of her dog were discovered in a septic tank that was located at Bailey’s Royston House. Hellen Bailey died when she was only 51 years old.

Helen Bailey Awards

In the year 2010, Helen Bailey was nominated for a Queen Teen Award.

Helen Bailey Books into Movies

Helen Bailey is yet to get a breakthrough in the film industry with any of her works.

Best Helen Bailey Books

Swimming Against the Tide: This was released in the year 2009 and is the third installment in the Crazy World of Electra Brown book series. Despite the fact that everyone has a partner in their lives, Electra is among the few who are still single. Lucy’s friend is dating a Frenchman, while her other friends including her cousin are all seeing someone. Electra, on the other hand, cannot seem to find anyone. If you are a fan of Bailey, then you are going to love the humor that has been included in the book. Swimming against the Tide is an excellent read, especially for the teenagers.

Taking the Plunge: Helen Bailey has not only delivered laughs in Swimming against the Tide but also in every book in the Crazy World of Electra Brown book series. Taking the Plunge is also another excellent read by Helen Bailey. In this book, Electra has finally gained some courage to look for a better half. She is even willing to go out with the first person who is going to ask her out.

Helen Bailey FAQs

Q: What is the nationality of author Helen Bailey.

A: Helen Bailey was an English author, having been born in the north-east of England.

Q: What was the title of Helen Bailey’s first book?

A: The first book Helen Bailey had published was Friendship and Fairyschool, the first book in the Felicity Wishes series. Friendship and Fairyschool was co-authored with artist Emma Thomson and was published in 2001.

When Does The Next Helen Bailey book come out?

Helen Bailey doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis and was released on October, 8th 2015.


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