About Helen Lewis
With extensive experience as a freelance PR and NCTJ-accredited journalist, Helen started her career at Reuters in the publishing division, and took a giant leap of faith into the freelance world (as a journalist first – 2004 and then as a PR – 2006). Helen founded www.foodanddrinktowers.com in 2006. The website continues to provide a free service to the 5000+ members including journalists, PRs, foodies, producers and retailers.
Following repeated requests from food and drink contacts, Helen started to work with authors in 2011 and fell in love with 'book publicity' as an extension of her PR work.
Literally PR has worked with many authors to create a buzz around their book, organised almost 20 book launch events in venues including the Royal Geographical Society, Royal Institute of British Architects and Shakespeare’s Globe, and secured targeted media coverage that has boosted book sales across all genres.
Helen’s ‘perfect’ job combines her passions: food, drink and books. When she’s not working, Helen will be found running around after her four and six year old daughters, or relaxing with friends with a G&T or three.
Helen was shortlisted for the Great British Entreperners Award. One of fifteen finalists for the Small Business of the Year Entrepreneur Category. She is writing her first book.
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