Book III of the Lucy Trilogy
RECKONING completes the story of Lucy, who realizes that the only way she can move past the terrorizing events of her traumatic youth is to triumph over her deepest fears.
In RECKONING, Lucy’s life has changed. She knows it’s time to conquer her fear of the self-described Prophet, Josiah, whose psychological abuse and cult-like religion destroyed her hometown and resulted in her brother's death.
As she begins her efforts to find and expose Josiah, COVID-19 sweeps the world, plunging everyone into isolation and halting Lucy’s plans to bring Josiah to a reckoning for the damage he has done.
Now, the pandemic is coming to an end. Lucy knows she must face her worst nightmare if she is to carry out her plan to end the Prophet's domination of his newest congregation. Only then will she break free of his hold on her.
Will she survive meeting him? Is she strong enough? Has his time of reckoning finally come?
I’d like to invite you to a special event in August. I’m one of the presenters during Wordstorms’s Ink Slinger Sampler—Local Writers at the Night Market, taking place August 24, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the first-floor atrium of the Vancouver Island Regional Library, located at 90 Commercial Street in downtown Nanaimo.
The event begins at 5:00 pm sharp, and the presentations (there are 12 authors involved) end at 7:00 pm. There will be tables set up until 7:30 pm with copies of my books for sale at the Night Market special price.
The first 20 people who purchase a copy of Damaged will be invited to an EXCLUSIVE Zoom session with Helen Webster on June 2nd at 7 pm. She'll talk about the book, her research into cults, and she'll answer questions. If you're one of the lucky 20, you'll receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the date.
Great news! To celebrate the publication of DAMAGED, anyone who orders books from the website will receive a 15% discount on their order. This sale applies to ALL titles listed on the website. Sale ends May 31st. Get your order in soon!
Helen has put her time during the pandemic to good use, and her latest book, DAMAGED is now available for purchase.
DAMAGED is the story of a determined young woman who questions and resists the dubious authority of a self proclaimed prophet who has taken over her small town. This preacher and his family use sophisticated techniques of manipulation and indoctrination, called brainwashing or thought control, to recruit, entice and exploit those who join his cult-like alternate religion. Eventually this prophet insists that her money-hungry mother and step-father, who are members of his congregation, get rid of her and her younger brother, permanently. This directive will end in tragedy
A QUESTION OF INTENT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
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Due to the current state of affairs, I will not be hosting in-person launches and author talks for this book. However, thanks to the magic of technology, I invite you to enjoy the following virtual launch on YouTube where I speak about the book, why I wrote it, and what's between the covers.
Helen's latest book, a True Crime legal thriller, A QUESTION OF INTENT, is now in the final stages of publication.
Watch for upcoming news on final publication date and book launch information.
A QUESTION OF INTENT is the true story of a little girl’s dismal life and the events that followed her tragic death. The author had access to the transcripts of the Preliminary Inquiry and the subsequent trial and appeals, and many related supporting documents.
This is the story of a four-year-old who was beaten to death in the name of discipline. Susan’s story is one of physical punishment that began when she was an infant of five months andended with her death just days before her fifth birthday. There was no doubt that she was physically abused and that the discipline was excessive, but the question that became the core of the trial was whether or not her parents had intended to kill her.
The legal proceedings that form the basis of this book are fascinating. The reader will be enthralled by the courtroom arguments as the Crown Prosecutors, who charged her mother and father with murder, sought justice for Susan while the defence team sought to defend her parents from this terrible accusation.
Some readers may find the verdict and sentence unsatisfactory. Others may conclude that the justice system operated as it should have. Was this child’s death intentional? The author does not attempt to second guess the results of the trial, but simply presents the evidence and the legal arguments, leaving the reader to decide.
has been published and will be available, along with Medical Man and Trader's Son
2019 Doors Open & Heritage Festival
in Crowsnest Pass
August Long Weekend
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COAL TOWN CULTURE: MEET THE AUTHORS