Helen Brandom, a former primary school teacher, has written for the stage as well as TV and radio. Her TV commissions include series episodes for Granada Television, Carlton TV and the BBC. In addition to an original Woman’s Hour Serial, her work for Radio 4 includes afternoon plays. ‘Writing in the Sand’ is Helen’s debut novel, published by Usborne Publishing in April 2014.



Writing in the Sand

Sixteen-year-old Amy is used to keeping secrets – about her mum’s illness, her irresponsible sister and about her ex-boyfriend Liam. But now Amy has a secret that cannot be kept. Should she tell the truth about the abandoned baby or keep quiet and live a lie…for ever?


An absolutely brilliant day.”

- Helen Brandom