Helen Peters

Welcome to my website. I’m the author of Anna at War, Evie’s Ghost, The Secret Hen House Theatre, its sequel The Farm Beneath the Water, and the Jasmine Green animal rescue series. I write stories about adventure, bravery, family and friendship, and I hope you enjoy them. On the website you’ll find lots of information about me and my books, so do take a look around.


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Helen Peters is an award-winning author whose books have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2020, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and named as the Independent Bookshops Children’s Book of the Month and The Times Children’s Book of the Week.


View the latest books from Helen Peters below. To view more information and to purchase the books please head to the books page of this website.



School Visits

Read about my school visits and how to book

Books for Older Readers

Explore standalone books

News and Events

Read about my latest events and news


The Jasmine Green Series

Explore the Jasmine Green Book Series


Explore my guest blogs and other web resources

Helen Peters grew up on an old-fashioned farm in Sussex, surrounded by family, animals and mud. She spent most of her childhood reading stories and putting on plays in a tumbledown shed that she and her friends turned into a theatre.


After university, she became an English and Drama teacher. Helen lives with her husband and children in Brighton, and she teaches in a secondary school when she isn’t writing books.

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All black-and-white illustrations are by Ellie Snowdon, taken from the Jasmine Green books. www.elliesnowdon.co.uk

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