USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardtâs passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasnât stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, sheâs a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerryâs ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.