‘A masterclass in book promotion’


‘I have absolutely loved working with Helen, publicising my first book. She has been amazingly hard-working and achieved results I never even dreamed of. She has superb people skills. Clearly everyone respects her professionalism. And, like me, they enjoy working with her. Helen has been sensitive to the needs and wishes of other people working on the project. She has been sufficiently flexible to change direction if and when necessary. And kind enough to help me as a first time author in tackling such mysteries as mastering the dark arts of Twitter. Throughout, she has kept focused on the task in hand. I have always felt totally supported by her. I cannot recommend her highly enough’


‘Helen is one of the best publicists I’ve ever encountered. She handled the publicity for my last four books and covered every aspect of the campaign so efficiently and charmingly. She was brilliant at organizing the year-round events programme, was very responsive and always took great care to ensure that everything ran like clockwork’

antonia fraser, historian and author of must you go?

‘I felt in such good hands when Helen Richardson was my publicist. Helen is professional, absolutely lovely to work with and she gets results’

LESLEY THOMSON, author of death of a mermaid

‘I highly recommend Helen as a publicist. She is knowledgeable, realistic, patient, persistent, thorough and reliable, and produced excellent results for my new novel’

MAGGIE HAMAND, author of virgin & child

‘Helen worked with ITV during the pandemic on a publicity campaign for our self-published title, Reporting Coronavirus. Although the book was on a super-tight schedule and we were all working from home, Helen calmly, efficiently (and quickly!) demonstrated great skill as a seasoned publicist and excellent communicator. Helen was a pleasure to work with, establishing good working relationships with the various teams across ITV – and all of it working remotely!’

Shirley Patton, Head of publishing, itv

‘I was thrilled to work with Helen on East West Street, back in 2016. She is as fine a publicist as I have ever worked with: well-informed, strategic, efficient, attentive, smart. I would hire her again in a shot for any publishing project, an absolutely joyous experience’

PHILIPPE SANDS, author of east west street

‘Thank you very much for everything you did for myself and for Curse the Day.  I’m very grateful for the time and attention you took with it, and your complete professionalism and expertise throughout’

judith o’reilly, author of curse the day