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Helena Duggan


Book 3 The Terrifying Dawn
Out September 12th 2024

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My Story

I am from Kilkenny, a medieval, haunted city in the south of Ireland, which was the inspiration for the town in A Place Called Perfect. I write stories full of adventure because I get bored really easily. I am also a graphic designer for my brother and sisters lighting design business Willie Duggan in Ireland. 


A Place Called Perfect was my first book. It was published in August 2017 and was a Waterstones Book of the Month. It won numerous awards including Crimefest Children's Book of the Year and was nominated for the Irish Book Awards and Waterstones Children's Prize.

The series is a bestselling series has sold over 230,000 copies in the UK and counting and is published in 13 languages to date. Perfect has also been optioned for an animated TV series by Jellyfish Productions.

The Light Thieves is my new eco/tech adventure series that has just been launched to rave reviews. I look forward to hearing how it's received by the World at large.

When I'm not writing or designing I'm hanging around with Robbie, my husband (who loves climbing mountains), my daughters Jo and Bobbie and our crazy rescue dog Tinky.

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Book 1

The Light Thieves

Who would you trust to save the world, a boy or a billionaire?Catch up on the series by reading The Light Thieves.

'I found this book even better than A Place Called Perfect!'

Isla 10, Toppsta

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Book 2

The Light Thieves
Search for the Black Mirror

The energy from the sun is being stolen. And Grian and his friends are on the treasure hunt of a lifetime to save it. 

'I enjoyed reading this book, and can not wait to read the next part.'

Angelicus 12, Toppsta

Other Books

A Place Called Perfect

The Trouble With Perfect

The Battle For Perfect

My Books

"A weird and wonderful tale about a town where nothing is at it seems"

The Scotsman


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