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Ksypka, Helen

From businesswoman to "big kid" and everything in between, Helen Ksypka's personality runs the gamut.

It's the same with Helen's writing. It spans a broad range, encompassing an array of genres and styles.

Penning her first poem, at age seven, sparked Helen's muse; at age fourteen she emerged as an award-winning essayist, and a year later her songwriting talent bloomed.

By adulthood, she catapulted to professional status, writing TV spots and comedy sketches, ad copy, nationally syndicated radio bits and numerous other formats including articles, expert advice, commentaries, and humor.

Helen's scriptwriting ability led her to the California based publisher, "Children's Story Scripts." (Story/scripts are read in group settings, helping kids overcome performance anxiety.) Helen's titles include: Dave's Unhappy Teeth, The Determined Maiden, Booga the Caveman Discovers Oil, and Oh, Please, Not Opera...;Learning LaBoheme. The latter proves to be very popular because Helen found a way to make opera so much fun that kids actually enjoy it.

Also a prize-winning poet, Helen's humorous poems have been published in several anthologies. Both kids and teachers profess their favorites: Professor Von Shtoot's Wacky Inventions, Uncle Dave's Car, Silly Square Dance, My Family of Dinosaurs...

Helen's eclectic background doesn't stop there. She's worked as a print model, motivational speaker, voice-over talent, drama instructor--and as a professional actress and twenty-year member of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Helen has appeared in TV shows and films such as: Spenser for Hire, Cheers, St Elsewhere, The Law and Harry McGraw, The Verdict, The Bostonians, Mr. North... She's worked with celebrities such as: Vanessa Redgrave, Jerry Orbach, Matt Dillon, the late Christopher Reeve, Robert Urich...

Helen has received numerous awards and citations including "best actress" from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cable Commission as well as praise for her work in the Emmy-nominated PBS production, Roland Hayes: Ministry of Music.

At the present time, Helen's writing continues to run the gamut from picture books, self-help, how-to, radio theater, poetry, and songwriting.

Helen is also a member of the Association of Professional Communication Consultants and is the founder of Born Organized ® and its divisions: Time Smarts, Communication Clout, and Galloping Goals (sm/tm). Through her business, she teaches people how to get organized, strategize their time, communicate effectively, and reach their goals. Numerous articles about and by Helen, on these and other topics, can be found both in print and on the Web. You can learn more about Helen's philosophies and multifaceted talents by visiting her web site.

Helen resides in the U.S. in Southern Maine, where the ocean, woods, and mountains keep her balanced and filled with inspiration.


A Chef for the Queen by Helen Ksypka (Children's Picture Book)
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Look out! It's meal time and the Queen is about to throw a tantrum. When it seems no chef in the entire world can please her fussy palate--a young peasant boy prepares the triumphant treat.

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