In The Chair 70

Jan Ruth

Welcome, Helen Mackinven.

11102784_844407928976852_7866671121152746412_nHow would you describe your writing style in only three words?

Helen: Realistic. Insightful. Scottish.

If you could have a relationship with one of your fictional characters who would it be and why?

Helen: I’d be Kirsty who is Julia’s best pal in Buy Buy Baby. Her feminist views are closest to mine so I would be able to play Kirsty’s part very easily. She challenges Julia about her obsession to have a baby and asks, ‘Is Project Baby the latest must-have accessory you need to complete an outfit?’ Kirsty finds it ridiculous that Julia feels her life is lacking because she isn’t a mum. I’m very fortunate to be the mother of two sons and wouldn’t want it any other way but I would like to believe I wouldn’t feel any less of a woman if for some reason I hadn’t been able to have a…

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