I’m Helen Corcoran, and I’m a writer and former bookseller living in Dublin, Ireland. There’s never enough coffee to drink, chocolate to eat, or books to own (though the limitations of my flat say otherwise).

My debut YA fantasy Queen of Coin and Whispers will be published April 23, 2020 by The O’Brien Press!





‘She loved me as I loved her, fierce as a bloodied blade’

When teenage queen Lia inherits her corrupt uncle’s bankrupt kingdom, she brings a new spymaster into the fold … Xania, who takes the job to avenge her murdered father.

Faced with dangerous plots and hidden enemies, can Lia and Xania learn to rely on each another, as they discover that all is not fair in love and treason?

In a world where the throne means both power and duty, they must decide what to sacrifice for their country – and for each other …