Hello! Thank you for visiting my website! My name is Helyn Latimer and I'm an award-winning children's author. I have been writing scripts for many years, but I have now written my first children's book, BULLY GOAT GRIFF!
I'm a puppeteer, musician, actor and teacher, with over twenty-five years of experience working in television, theatre and schools. I trained at The Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and then later completed my PGCE in Swansea. I have also worked extensively as a music tutor with Community Music Wales and have been part of the creative team for Welsh National Opera Max. I have visited hundreds of schools, libraries, small theatres and community centres throughout Wales performing with Puppet Theatre Wales through the medium of English and Welsh. Becoming an author has been a big dream of mine for a long time, so I'm delighted now to present to you my first book, BULLY GOAT GRIFF!
I am already in the process of writing my next book and I am sure there will be many more to follow!
BULLY GOAT GRIFF is set in Wales - so be prepared to get your tongue around a little bit of the Welsh language! (Don't worry, translations are provided!) The story focuses on the issue of bullying but also celebrates the strength of friendship and support that we all need to reach our potential and to do our best.
The book is suitable for children aged 7-12 years...and, well, for anyone who loves goats really!
I am delighted to have recently received an award for BULLY GOAT GRIFF! from Smart Education Wales, becoming their "Welsh author of the year 2022".
BULLY GOAT GRIFF! has also been named as the 6th bestselling children's book in Wales this autumn by The Books Council of Wales.