Meet the Author

Thistle Brodie McHaggisis

Helen Campbell

Writing a novel was a childhood dream of Helen’s, and in 2005, she finally turned her dream into reality with her first novel “Brodie McHaggis and the Secret of Loch Ness“.  It wasn’t her intended genre, but when an idea was presented to her, there was no stopping her creative flow.  Having lived in Scotland for most of her life and with Scottish blood running through her veins, she injected her passion for the Scottish Highland and its many icons that make it so warm, welcoming and interesting, into an inquisitive and mystery-seeking little haggis called Brodie.  He and the Loch Ness monster were originally going to be a short story for a competition, but there was much, much more than just a short story for Helen to tell.  So needless to say, it never made its way to the competition and instead is now a series of novels on the haggis’s fight for survival.  

Helen enjoyed developing the many characters that appear throughout the adventures, and she included an eclectic mix of traditional Scottish faeries along with some of her own brand new creatures.  She spent many lunchtimes at work, and many evenings and weekends creating this new, magical world for Brodie to live in.   When her first book was completed and published, it flew off the shelves much faster than she had ever hoped.  It really was a dream come true for her and she was so hooked that she quickly started her second novel, “Brodie McHaggis and the Curse of the Scotch Mist“, and it too was an instant hit.  

Helen loves that the Brodie McHaggis books are 100% born and bred in the north Highlands of Scotland – from writing, publishing and printing; to the artwork for the book covers, the logo and the Brodie McHaggis music.  They were all created by very passionate and talented local people who worked closely with Helen to bring her creations to life and deliver a true Highland production.

Helen Campbell
Thistle Brodie McHaggisis

Helen Campbell

Writing a novel was a childhood dream of Helen’s, and in 2005, she finally turned her dream into reality with her first novel “Brodie McHaggis and the Secret of Loch Ness“.  It wasn’t her intended genre, but when an idea was presented to her, there was no stopping her creative flow.  Having lived in Scotland for most of her life and with Scottish blood running through her veins, she injected her passion for the Scottish Highland and its many icons that make it so warm, welcoming and interesting, into an inquisitive and mystery-seeking little haggis called Brodie.  He and the Loch Ness monster were originally going to be a short story for a competition, but there was much, much more than just a short story for Helen to tell.  So needless to say, it never made its way to the competition and instead is now a series of novels on the haggis’s fight for survival.  

Helen Campbell

Helen enjoyed developing the many characters that appear throughout the adventures, and she included an eclectic mix of traditional Scottish faeries along with some of her own brand new creatures.  She spent many lunchtimes at work, and many evenings and weekends creating this new, magical world for Brodie to live in.   When her first book was completed and published, it flew off the shelves much faster than she had ever hoped.  It really was a dream come true for her and she was so hooked that she quickly started her second novel, “Brodie McHaggis and the Curse of the Scotch Mist“, and it too was an instant hit.  

Helen loves that the Brodie McHaggis books are 100% born and bred in the north Highlands of Scotland – from writing, publishing and printing; to the artwork for the book covers, the logo and the Brodie McHaggis music.  They were all created by very passionate and talented local people who worked closely with Helen to bring her creations to life and deliver a true Highland production.