Helen Hughes Vick was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, on February 16, 1950. She is a daughter of Howard S. and Mary (Farmer) Hughes. She completed her studies at Southern Utah State University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in 1972. In 1974 she earned her Master of Arts degree from Northern Arizona University. She worked as a special education teacher at Prescott Unified Schools, Prescott, Arizona. Later she occupied the post of a part-time instructor at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Mrs. Hughes Vick is a current writer. She is also a contributor to periodicals, including Cricket, Humpty Dumpty, Parents and Children Together, Light House, and Arizona English Bulletin.
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Kenneth Richard Vick
Salt Lake City, Utah
Southern Utah State University (1972); Northern Arizona University (1974)
Helen Hughes Vick wrote children's stories, some of which were published in The Friend magazine. Her published books include Walker of Time (1993), Walker's Journey Home (1995), Tag Against Time (1996), Shadow: Courage of the Stone (1998), and Charlotte (1999).
"I won’t write anything that I don’t want my own children to read or that my parents aren’t proud to claim. As a teacher, I try to write books that kids will love to read. Through the integrated teacher’s guides for each of my books, teachers can use my books to teach literature, English, art, music, history, social studies, health, science, math, and other related subjects. One of the best parts of writing for me is to go into classrooms and work with the young people I write for. This keeps me close to my audience and gives me a chance to encourage them to not only write but read!"