About Helen Dunn Frame
Helen Dunn Frame combined many skills including professional writer, marketing/public relations specialist, and accomplished businesswoman during her business career. Her love of travel culminated in the fascinating mystery Greek Ghosts published by iUniverse in 2003 into which many threads of her personal experiences were woven.
In Costa Rica, where she has spent most of her time since 2005, she began a nonfiction book based on her adventure by writing epistles to friends. With input from others living in Costa Rica coupled with extensive research, she authored an anecdotal book to help Baby Boomers jump start their due diligence in order to find their paradise for retirement.
A second edition of Retiring in Costa Rica or Doctors, Dogs and Pura Vida was recently released in paperback and Kindle on Amazon where Greek Ghosts may also be purchased. Meanwhile in addition to marketing this book she is editing her manuscript based on a major worldwide scandal in the 1970s
Helen, a former real estate broker specializing in retail and restaurants in Texas, became Editor of Coldwell Banker Costa Rica's Vista Magazine in 2008 that not only listed properties and businesses for sale and rent but offered information about the country, its people, as well as living and investing in Costa Rica. Subsequently she contributed to the Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties website and wrote articles for the Weston Magazine Group in Greater NYC and The Tico Times, now only available online.
Living abroad in Costa Rica, England and Germany and traveling at least once in 50 countries (five times to Greece), as well as having a Master's Degree in Sociology from New York University, has given Helen a deep appreciation for the value of diverse cultures. In addition, over the years she has developed various skills in Spanish, German and French.
A graduate of the Journalism School at Syracuse University she has been widely published in Costa Rica, England, Germany, and the United States. In addition to those cited above other newspapers and magazines as well as trade publications include: New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, New York Daily News, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Times Herald, L.A. Times, Boston Globe, Scene Magazine, Travel, Southern Living, Greek Accent, Convenience Store Journal, Toy and Hobby World, Student Store, Miniatures Dealer, Non-foods Merchandising, Open Road, Texas Realtor, Real Estate Business, and Uptown, Northside, and Park Cities People newspapers.
Helen was the Publisher/Editor of the Real Estate Informer in Dallas, Texas, and has edited newsletters, such as Uptown Voice, and other authors’ books. She has written columns on various topics from art galleries to travel both online and off (including a column for Inkwell Newswatch, and articles for Synergise (sic), a British travel site). She has spoken to groups on various topics, created business proposals for clients, and prepared press releases (some of which were printed verbatim by the NY Times when she was the first woman to be employed on the Consolidated Edison Public Information staff.).
Over the years Helen has been active in various organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of some. The Greater Dallas Chamber presented her with multiple awards for volunteering. For her many achievements, she has been recognized in the United States and overseas.
Email Helen at: firstname.lastname@example.org