Rick Helms

Retired forensic psychologist and college professor Richard Helms is the author of eighteen published novels and many short stories. He has been nominated six times for the SMFS Derringer Award, with two wins; five times for the PWA Shamus Award; twice for the ITW Thriller Award, with a win in 2011, and once for the Macavity Award. A former president of the Southeast Chapter of MWA and a former MWA National Board member, he was the 2017 recipient of the SEMWA Magnolia Award for service to the chapter. His next novel, PAID IN SPADES, was published by Clay Stafford Books March 12, 2019. Richard Helms and his wife Elaine live in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Panel 12: To the Point: Writing Short Stories
Panel 17: Developing a Writing Schedule
Panel 44: Psychological Profiling