Helen Starbuck

Award-Winning Author | Speaker

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The Annie Collins Mystery series

Sometimes it takes a nurse to find the answers


Legacy of Secrets

Romantic Suspense


All titles available on Amazon, iTunes, Audible, and at The Tattered Cover Bookstore


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Helen Starbuck is a third generation Colorado native who has spent her career working as a nurse in the main ORs of several suburban hospitals and a major children’s hospital in the Denver area.


She translated her experience and knowledge of OR nursing into a job as a clinical editor for an OR nursing journal. As a clinical editor, she helped nurse authors fine tune their articles and helped staff journalists understand the intricacies of surgery. The journalists, in turn, helped her understand the sometimes puzzling concepts of grammar, punctuation, and the AMA style book.

Reading and writing have always been a joy and an escape from boredom. Helen discovered early on that if you don’t like life as it is, you can always write a different ending. Following the adage to “write what you know," she writes her mysteries from the perspective of an OR nurse and a Colorado native.


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