Publication Order of Adventure Island Books
|The Mystery of the Whistling Caves||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Hidden Gold||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Cursed Ruby||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Vanishing Skeleton||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Dinosaur Discovery||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Drowning Man||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Smugglers' Wreck||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Invisible Spy||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the King's Ransom||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Black Salamander||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Secret Room||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery of the Phantom Lights||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Secrets of the Tombs Books
|The Phoenix Code||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Dragon Path||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Helen Moss is an amusing author and an inhabitant of Suffolk County, New York. She emigrated to the United States of America from Belize in the year 1969, and spent part of her livelihood as a billing manager and a financial analyst with a Long Island marketing company before she entered the medical billing field. She was born in the year1964 and grew in the gorgeous Worcestershire rolling countryside and a remote area in Saudi Arabia. When Helen Moss left school, she wanted to be an astronaut or an interpreter or a tree surgeon. She has never done any of these things, except in her imagination, but did a degree in both Psychology and Philosophy and also achieved PhD in psycho-linguistics instead. Additionally, this turned out to be even extra fun and mostly spent many of her happy years researching languages and the brain. Having lived in Glasgow, London and Oregon, Helen Moss now lives in a village close to Cambridge together with her comp scientist husband, her two sons and a number of dogs and hens. When she is not writing or thinking up her next dastardly crime which is purely fictional, of course, she likes walking slowly in the countryside with her dogs. She also runs without the dogs which just trip her over. Additionally, she spends some time climbing trees, climbing mountains, playing badminton and skiing down, and reading, of course. When she isn’t writing or feeding animals, she also likes walking with their border collies, Storm and Maia. There they are, with their sister, Pip, who lives close by and frequently come for a walk with them.
Helen Moss is a Seat 2 member of the Brentwood union free board of education in New York. She was initially elected to the Brentwood union free board in 2004 as a Seat 1 member. Afterwards, she defeated her fellow incumbent by the name Michael and won the Seat two position of the Brentwood union free in a General election on May, 2014. Helen Moss also defeated incumbent challenger Eileen Felix for the Seat 2 in the General election. Helen Moss and Elizabeth Mercado ran as a slate for the two open union free seats. While growing up in the countryside of Worcestershire, she made visits to Saudi Arabia, since her father worked there. Her favorite subjects at school were sciences and languages, and she went to university so as to study Psychology and Philosophy due to this. While she was still a student, she had all kinds of jobs as well as being one of the waitresses in the famous Ronnie Scotts jazz club and also making telesales calls for a certain photocopier company, but she left all that behind to learn PhD in psycho-linguistics at University of Cambridge. After that, she spent a lot of happy years researching and giving lectures on the manner the brain process language and how people can be affected by having a brain injury as well as a disease.
Furthermore, one can find out all about the amazing research she is doing by visiting on the Language, Centre for Speech and the Brain in Cambridge. Helen Moss has always loved writing, and wrote her first book for children in the year 2007. It has not been published yet, but she is still working on it. Since then, she has worked on a series known as Superstar High (under the alias Isabella Cass) and written the book Adventure Island series. She’s presently working on another new adventure series known as Secrets of the Tombs. She has admitted to be very fortunate to be represented by Jenny of the Andrew Nurnberg Associates. The book Adventure Island and the book Secrets of the Tombs series are each published by the amazing Orion Children Books. She is a member and co-coordinator of the Central East Network of SCBWI-Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. She signed up for a number of creative writing classes and was instantaneously hooked.
Like most authors, Helen Moss earns a small amount every time one of her books gets sold. All those small amounts of money add up to an enough amount to keep her in all the essentials for writing: having notebooks, tea and a continuous supply of biscuits. Every book she has read has contributed something to how she writes. For her, most of the time it is not a conscious process in writing; the information seeps into her brain and mixes with the other ideas in her head. When she first started to write her books for children she worked on a series known as Superstar High, under the alias Isabella Cass. It’s regarding three girls who meet at a wonderful boarding school for performing Arts in London and become friends. The books are primarily about the girls’ ups and downs as they try to pursue their dreams, but Helen Moss did manage to smuggle some mysteries in. For instance, in her first book, the friends have to find out who’s sending them songs in secret for their band to present in the talent show. She just can’t resist testing the readers’ brains with a little bit of detective work.
One of the things that Helen Moss finds hard to do is describing people’s faces in her writing since she is poor at recognizing people she doesn’t know well. To help her improve, whenever she is in a crowd or on a train, she studies people and imagine how she would describe them when writing if they were a character in her book. She likes to make sure that minor characters have a number of hidden depths as well as the apparent things that people see straight away. Her favorite character is Mrs. Loveday that’s so nosy and grumpy. Helen Moss is presently working on eight additional titles for her Adventure island sequence, the 1st six of which she has just published—all the Book Rights are with the Orion Books. They are Enid Blyton adventures for 21st Century— suspenseful, exciting and with lots of amusement. Helen is also presently working on the series of mysteries set in University of Cambridge and starring thirteen-year-old super sleuth Beth Hunter.
She has no plans for more Adventure Island books at this moment. Fourteen crimes is quite a lot for a little island. She also wants to mentor Scott, Jack and Emily who need to focus on their schoolwork for a little while. Their adventures are very fun for her to write she would be happy to go back to Castle Key. Castle Key is an imaginary island. It is not on the map but if it were, it would be a little off the coast, near Cornwall where Helen Moss’ sister and her family lived for many years and where she loved to visit. Her new series, The Secrets of the Tombs series has a lot in ordinary Adventure Island; it’s all about normal kids solving mysteries, using their own initiative, bravery and reasoning as well. The books are all about teamwork, friendship and striving to do the right thing, even when it means putting your life in danger.
The main difference between her new series Secret of the Tombs from Adventure Island is that the Secrets of the Tombs books are put in real-life locations around the globe where there are incredibly important archaeological sites. The Phoenix Code, Book 1 is set in Egypt – the resting place of Egyptian New Kingdom pharaohs. Helen Moss is always on the watch out for latest potential crimes and makes a note when she hears something that might work on the TV. She also gets other ideas from talking to her husband, so always be on the look out too for her new books.Book Series In Order » Authors » Helen Moss