• From Being Born in New Orleans: Work’s only as good as the fun it funds.
• From Working (Associated Press reporter, p.r. boss in national nonprofits like The Humane Society of the U.S. and the American Diabetes Association): Write quickly and don’t dangle your participles.
• From Moving to Charleston: You need a sharp wit and a keen oyster knife to survive.
Helen freelances for the Post and Courier and City Paper, writes about life in her blog, “Stilettos Not Required,” and writes for Grit on relationships and sex in “What’s Love Got To Do With It.”