My name is Helen Weiss. I was born in Sydney Australia in 1959. I was a high-end successful hairdresser for 30 years and have 2 lovely accomplished
Fairweather came to me at 1am on January 9 th , 2000. I began to write as a cat, not knowing where the idea came from. It was just there. I decided the next day, upon review, that if I was going to write the Endeavour’s story, as only a cat could see it, I had best research the facts to make it historically accurate too. I spent every spare minute on finding the missing details to bring Fairweather’s story to life. I intermingled Fairweather’s perspective to all of
the real adventures of the Endeavour and her crew. I illustrated every chapter using 18 th century drawing techniques to tease you into each chapter.
Fairweather of the Bark Endeavour has now been released, and I can’t wait for my public to enjoy this book as much as I loved writing and illustrating it.