Don Helin grew up in Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation, he entered the army, spending three tours in the Pentagon. After he left the army, he worked as a lobbyist for the chemical industry. These two careers taught Don that, indeed, truth is stranger than fiction, and they have provided more than enough material for his thriller novels.
Don and his wife, along with Murphy, their West Highland white terrier, settled in the hills of central Pennsylvania. He spent four years as a travel writer before changing his focus and devoting himself full time to writing fiction.
Don is an active member of Pennwriters, a statewide writers' group, as well as the International Thriller Writers. When he’s not writing, Don and his wife are traveling, hiking, biking, and spending time with their family.Website