The Kaiser's Brooch
With a Chilean born father and a German mother, Helene grew up in Brazil, Liberia and Germany. She took her university degrees, a BA , an MA and an MSc in London and Oxford, UK. Most of her adult life was spent in New York and Berlin. Following the family tradition of traveling and living in far away, exotic places, she has travelled to over 75 countries. Her longest trip was crewing on a cruise ship to sail four times around Cape Horn as a two stripe officer, Her family's surviving documents, photos and heirlooms in addition to her own travel mementos feature prominently in her writing.