Author Don Helin

About Don

During his time in the military, Don Helin served at a number of stateside posts as well as overseas in Vietnam and Germany. He is the author of nine thrillers that draw from his military experience, including three tours in the Pentagon.

He wrote a fast-paced memoir, From Army Regulations to Novels, a Writer’s Journey of his military experiences linking to the beginning of his writing career. He also wrote A Family of Dogs, memoir honoring his dog Max. He interviewed all of his family to hear about their experiences and love of their dogs.

Don is the editor of the anthology, Voices From The Pandemic, which highlights the changes 2020 brought in everyone’s life. Read the memoirs of healthcare workers, educators, writers and entertainers, including those who have experienced loss, and a special group — elementary school students — to better understand what this period meant to all of us.

His novel, Secret Assault, was selected as the Best Suspense/Thriller at the 2015 Indie Book Awards; his novel, Long Walk Home, won a Five-Star review at the Readers Favorites Awards; and his novel, Roof of the World, was a finalist in the 2020 Indie Book.