Pilot’s tale takes off

Cairns Post, Monday, May 19, 2008. Kylie Reghenzani

SHE has blown up Circular Quay and even had a romance along the way – all in the name of fiction.

Pilot Helene Young, from Cairns, is one of eight finalists for her novel, Beyond the Borders, in the Romance Writers of America’s 2008 Golden Heart awards for Romantic Suspense category.

“Romance tends to get overlooked,” Ms Young said.

“It’s more than just Mills and Boon, it’s an industry that I’m excited to be a small part of.”

But it wasn’t until Mrs Young’s husband, Graham Wade, read her unpublished novel in a dusty drawer that she thought of getting her writing published 11 years ago.

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