Helen Picca is a former Marketing Executive from NYC and holds a BA in English from Marymount College, where she learned to love the written word. She came to Port Orford four years ago, looking to escape the stress of New York City and the crowds on Oahu, Hawaii. Finding an idyllic spot overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean, it was here she was inspired to write. And write she did, historical fiction* set in Port Orford about the loves and lives of this small fishing community, isolated on the Oregon Coast.
Soon after moving here, with her husband and her dog, Jackson, she walked the town and found a main street rich with friendly eateries and art galleries that cultivated her creative spirit. She discovered not just galleries, but murals all over town, whimsically painted fire hydrants and people pursuing all sorts of artistic endeavors, like music, woodworking, glass, pottery, poetry and writing books.
So impressed by the concentration of artists, she joined the Port Orford Arts Council in 2018 wanting to help nurture this community’s citizenry. She has had several of articles published in Oregon magazines touting this town’s creative vortex. With her background in marketing, Helen contributes ideas, acts as the liaison to our local authors and writes the blog for our enthusiastic group.
*The Last Frontier of the Fading West