SUNDERLAND, ONTARIO, MAY 19, 2011 – Local writer Dorothea Helms, a.k.a. The Writing Fairy, has waved her magic wand and now has a book available on Kindle. Her highly successful humour book The Writing Fairy® Guide to Calling Yourself a Writer can inspire closet writers electronically in planes, on trains, at the cottage, in the bathroom, in line-ups at the bank, while hiding from your family as you eat an ice cream bar and break your diet … the possibilities are limitless.

Helms’ book has sold well in paperback, and she has received letters from all over North America from readers who claim her words gave them the courage to follow their dream of writing. The book is packed with information presented with her trade mark humour. “I have to be honest,” she admits. “I didn’t achieve the Kindle status with my wand. In fact, my technology-gifted husband, Rich, figured out how to put the book on there. I’m still trying to figure out how to program numbers into my cell phone.”

Dorothea is an internationally published, award-winning writer and popular writing instructor. “I wrote this book because every time I teach a creative writing course, I spend the first night giving people permission to call themselves writers. Once that happens, it’s amazing how the words flow.”

Helms teaches Basic Creative Writing at the Uxbridge campus of Durham College every fall – the same course she took in 1992 that launched her writing career. “It’s amazing the misconceptions people have about what it means to be a writer. Once they find out it simply means they write, the pressure is off and they relax and have fun. Becoming a professional writer takes additional work, and many go on to accomplish that goal.”

The full Kindle release of The Writing Fairy® Guide to Calling Yourself a Writer takes advantage of all features such as re-sizable fonts, chapter movement and the ability for the unit to read it as an audio book. To download a free sample or purchase the book for Kindle at