Helen Bailey, Children's Author, Missing For Almost A Week

She also launched a blog about grief following her husband's death in 2011.

Concerns are growing for a children’s author who has been missing for almost a week.

Helen Bailey, who has written several children’s books, was last seen at her home in Royston, Hertfordshire, at around 2.45pm on Monday 11 April.

According to Hertfordshire Police, she is thought to have her dog, a miniature Dachshund, with her.

Bailey, 51, is described as slim, with long black hair.

<strong>Helen Bailey has been missing for almost a week</strong>
Helen Bailey has been missing for almost a week
Hertfordshire Police

It is not known what she was wearing at the time she went missing.

She is known to have connections to Kent, Northumbria and London.

Bailey is known for writing the Electra Brown series.

She also launched the Planet Grief blog after her husband drowned while they holidayed in the Caribbean, as well as publishing an accompanying book called ‘When Bad Things Happen In Good Bikinis’.

Police are appealing for anyone who sees her or knows of her whereabouts to contact the non-emergency number 101.