Helen P. Stephens is a maker, author and social entrepreneur.
In 2010 she set up a social enterprise to provide affordable web design services to voluntary and community groups. In 2014 she Co-founded Little Sandbox, a Tech Club for kids providing an environment for children to make use of digital equipment and resources to develop their tech skills. She loves to read, and write, and in 2014 her debut novel was published by X-Cite books under the pseudonym L.E. May.
Following graduation from a music industry management degree, she lived in London, working for a number of music companies. She returned home to Liverpool and worked in a variety of jobs from admin to childcare – She even had a short stint as a taxi driver – before she discovered her passion for Making.
Being a female entrepreneur in a predominantly male industry, she is passionate about encouraging women and girls to take an interest in technology and wants to show that nerds are cool.
She spends her spare time playing video games and watching television. She supports Liverpool football club and is never more than ten meters away from a pizza. She lives with her long term boyfriend and their cat Tilly.
Her debut novel, ‘Inspired by Night’ was published under the pseudonym L. E. May by Xcite Books in August 2014.