Pilot to author: inspirational Helene Young to share story at Springfield Central Library

Award-winning author Helene Young will touchdown in Ipswich on 13 September in the next instalment of Ipswich Libraries’ popular Author Hour series.

Young, who turned her hand to writing after a career in aviation, is one of Australia’s most-loved romantic suspense novelists.

Her seven novels have won many awards including Romantic Book of the Year and five awards for Australian Favourite Romantic Suspense.

Her latest book, Return to Roseglen, has just been released and is a “moving and insightful family drama about three generations coming to terms with the family matriarch facing her final days”.

It has been described as “probably the best contemporary read of the year” and is a story about “family fractures and feuds in later life and about loved ones being there for each other when it matters most”.

Young is a former pilot and flight instructor who worked in aviation for 28 years before ill health prompted her to cut that career short.

She and husband Graham now sail the Coral Sea on their catamaran while Young writes, drawing on her rich life experiences.

Ipswich Libraries’ Author Hour is a chance for the community to hear firsthand from some of Australia’s most-loved authors.

Author Hour with Helene Young will be at Springfield Central Library on 13 September from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing on the night.

Entry is free and bookings are essential. Book online at or by phoning 3810 6815.

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