E. Michael Helms, writer

Upstate region of South Carolina

I was born in Georgia way back in the last century but grew up and lived most of my life in Panama City, Florida. In 2004 my wife and I moved to the Upstate region of South Carolina in the shadows of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, a land of stunning vistas and numerous waterfalls.
I’ve been traditionally published since 1990 when my Vietnam War memoir, The Proud Bastards, was published. It’s about my time as a combat U.S. Marine in 1967-68. It’s still in print after all these years, currently with Simon & Schuster/Pocket. I’ve since written a few novels in different genres. I’m currently writing the Mac McClellan Mystery series which is set along the coast of the Florida Panhandle where I grew up.
I, along with fellow mystery/crime writers Kait Carson and Max Everhart, also share a blog for anyone and everyone interested in the mystery/crime/suspense/thriller genres. It’s called Motive Means Opportunity: Mystery writers talk shop. Be sure to stop by anytime. You can find us at: