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Meet Helen C. Escott

Award Winning, Bestselling Crime Writer and
International Woman of Mystery

Helen C. Escott is an award winning, bestselling Canadian author.

Her crime thriller Operation Vanished was awarded a Silver Medal – Best Regional Fiction at the 24th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. Operation Wormwood was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel in 2019. Both Operation Vanished and Operation Wormwood were in the Top 10 Local Bestsellers of 2019 for Chapters-Coles-Indigo. Both novels were published by Flanker Press.

Most recently, she released, In Search of Adventure- 70 Years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Newfoundland and Labrador. In the Fall of 2020, she will release: Operation Wormwood II – The Reckoning, the much anticipated follow up to Operation Wormwood.

Her first novel, I am Funny Like That, which she self published, is a collection of funny, thought provoking short stories about life.

In her spare time, Escott writes blogs about travel, urban exploring, and life in general.

Helen C. Escott is used to blazing trails. She is a retired Civilian Member of the world renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In 1998, she created the RCMP’s Media Relations/ Communications Unit in Newfoundland and Labrador where she became the first Senior Communications Strategist and Media Relations spokesperson for the RCMP in that province.

Escott was the communications lead on high-profile events including the RCMP’s NL response on September 11th after terrorist attacked the World Trade Centre in New York City.  During her service, she wrote and implemented the Atlantic Region Communication Strategies to combat organized crime and outlaw biker gangs, created the Media Relations course and guidebook used by the RCMP and was invited to teach the media relations course for senior management and RCMP Members at the Canadian Police College, Ottawa. She also served as a communications strategist at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Before joining the RCMP Helen C. Escott worked in the media for 13 years in various positions including reporter, on-air personality, marketing and promotions.

In 2017 she was presented with the CLB Governor and Commandants Medallion in recognition of her achievements of excellence in volunteering and fundraising work, including creating the idea and concept for the Spirit of Newfoundland dinner theatre, “Where Once They Stood,” a tribute to the CLB members who served at Beaumont Hamel.

In 2019 she was presented with the Governor General's Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers.


"Helen C Escott combines first-hand police experience, superb storytelling, and deep faith in this Dan Brown–style epic.” 
Rev Robert Cooke

"This is the epitome of what an author can achieve with the knowledge and skill to back up their work!"

- Matthew LeDrew

"I look forward to reading further work by Escott and eagerly await the release of her next novel."

Nicole Little

"Operation Wormwood is one heck of a thriller!"

The Telegram

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