Helen Kampion is a graduate of the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College, and also holds an MBA from Boston University. After a successful career in business, she became a writer of both fiction and non-fiction for young readers, including middle-grade novels and picture book biographies. Her picture book manuscripts have been recognized by The Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing sponsored by Hunger Mountain (Paddy Cats, Special Mention, 2015) and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (Francesca’s Funky Footwear, Finalist, 2013). When she’s not at her desk busy writing or “treasurer-ing”, you can find her helping fellow authors with marketing events targeted to get their books into the hands of new readers, volunteering at the New England SCBWI conference, or teaching creative writing workshops for children.
Helen Kampion serves as Treasurer of the NCBLA.