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Dr. Helen Steadman is a historical novelist best known for her best-selling debut novel, Widdershins (2017) and its sequel, Sunwise (2019) which were inspired by the witch trials in Newcastle.

Not much is known about the Newcastle witch trials, despite it being the largest mass execution of witches on a single day in England.

Heavily interested in uncovering hidden histories, Helen is an avid researcher who will stop at nothing in her quest to attain historical accuracy.

She is currently finishing a PhD in English at the University of Aberdeen while also working on her fourth novel.

More about Helen Steadman

Genres: Historical Fiction, Suspense

United Kingdom


Non Series

  • The Running Wolf (2020)

Jane Chandler Books

  1. Widdershins (2017)
  2. Sunwise (2019)
Jane Chandler Books

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Running Wolf

This book is about a group of master sword makers who left Solingen, Germany and moved to Shotley Bridge, England in 1687.

Although the book will be published on 12 September 2020, it is currently available on pre-order.

Author: Helen Steadman
First Release: 2020
Publisher: Impress Books

Jane Chandler Books


“Did all women have something of the witch about them?”

Jane Chandler is a novice healer. From a young age, she and her mother have healed illnesses using herbs.

She is however about to discover that not even her protected life in the tiny village could rescue her from the dangers of the world at large.

From his father's thrashing to his uncle's fiery sermons, John Sharpe’s tale is one of ill fortune. Battling through personal loss, he finds his purpose in becoming a witch-finder and saves innocents from the terrible effects of witchcraft.

Inspired by true events, this book is about the women who were persecuted and the men who condemned them.

Author: Helen Steadman
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1911293040
Publisher: Impress Books

Upon returning from the navy, Tom, Jane’s lover, learns that she is unhappily married to the man who stabbed him in the back.

Still fresh from the loss of her mother who died at the hands of witch-finder John Sharpe, Jane is left with little option but to continue her risky role of healer, whilst also protecting her young daughter.

As Tom desperately looks to get back together with Jane, John the witch-finder is on a vengeful mission to eradicate witchcraft from England.

Inspired by true events, this story is about one woman’s quest to survive in a dangerous and superstitious world.

Author: Helen Steadman
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1911293255
Publisher: Impress Books