Author of Internationally Popular Syndicated
Column Hints from Heloise
Heloise is the premier lifestyle management expert who has helped generations of women and men. As author of the internationally popular column, Hints from Heloise, she’s undoubtedly the world’s most famous name in household advice. Heloise, whose seven days a week column is syndicated by King Features to more than 500 newspapers across the United States and in 20 countries, has also written eight books which have sold millions of copies. She is a contributing editor and writes a monthly column called “The Heloise Helpline” for Good Housekeeping magazine. A frequent guest on network and local talk shows, she is also a star attraction at conventions, fairs, and on the lecture circuit. The New York Daily News called Heloise “the high priestess of household hints.”
She devotes considerable time and energy on behalf of charitable organizations, making frequent appearances for the Shelter for Battered Women and the Lighthouse for the Blind. In 1991, the National Mental Health Association honored Heloise with its first Mental Health Mission Award for her outstanding contribution to mental health education of the public through her column.
Heloise is the author of several books. Some of her popular books include Handy Household Hints from Heloise, Get Organized with Heloise, In the Kitchen with Heloise, and Heloise from A to Z.
Growing Up Heloise
Heloise grew into her role as columnist at the knee of her legendary mother who began writing the first Hints from Heloise for the Honolulu Advertiser in 1959. She quickly learned how to tackle problems that are common to everyday households, and, while still in her teens, worked full time during summer vacations on the increasingly popular column. Although she had set out to teach math, she decided after graduating from Southwest Texas State University that writing Hints from Heloise was what she really wanted to do.
Heloise is a speaker in high demand on the lecture circuit. She offers hints to help you get where you want to be in life. With her humorous anecdotes and style, Heloise will also discuss “Heart Healthy Hints” and her five point plan for clutter control. Her practical advice, great wit and charm are trademarks of her public speaking engagements.
Heloise has been awarded Communicator of Achievement 2009 by the National Federation of Press Women; Headliner Award, Women in Communications; Mental Health Mission Award, National Mental Health Association’s first award for outstanding contribution to mental health education; and Distinguished Alumnus Award, Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University).
Heloise graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University), San Marcos, Texas in 1974 with a B.S.in Education, a double major in Business Administration and Mathematics, with a teacher’s certificate.