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VIDEO: Local writer's storied career includes vampires and Walt Disney

Local author Helen Arvonen had an impressive international writing career, publishing over a dozen books. But the stories behind her stories are the most interesting of all.
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Helen Arvonen was ahead of her time with many of her gothic novels, writing vampire fare before it was popular with mainstream audiences.

Her storied career includes being approached by Disney for a project, penning the novel to accompany a popular Hollywood film, and writing more than a dozen published books.

SooToday's Jasmyn Rowley sat down with Helen's daughter, Theone Collins, to discuss her mother's life and career.