Welcome to HelainaHovitz.com!

Helaina Hovitz

I’m an editor, journalist, author, co-founder, author, and native New Yorker who has always had the unreasonable notion that I can help change the world. My greatest passion is writing inspiring stories about charities, social good, nonprofits, social issues, animal rescue, mental health, and recovery, though I also write about the lighter things in life, like food, wellness, and culture!

After 9-11 - Jacket.inddAfter 9/11: One Girl’s Journey Through Darkness to a New Beginning, is my first book, published by Carrell Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing.

“Helaina Hovitz’s engrossing narrative begins in the shadow of the twin towers with her as a backpack-toting twelve-year old and plays out over the next fifteen years in dramatic—and sometimes distressing—detail. This impressive debut is both deeply evocative and intensely personal.” — Peter Canby, The New Yorker

h4h_facebookbanner_828x315I am Co-Founder and Editorial Director of the brand new Headlines for the Hopeful, a digital news service designed to spotlight the unique and innovative efforts put forth by people and organizations working to create a better future. 

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I have been featured on CBS, PBS Newshour, The TODAY Show, 1010Wins, PEOPLE, New York 1, The Atlantic, WPIX11, CTV Canada, The Australian TODAY Show, Fuji TV Japan, Epoch Times, VOX news, and Scholastic Magazine.

I am available for Speaking Engagements on a number of topics for a variety of audiences, from children to clinical professionals and beyond. Click here for more information.

Contact: Feel free to reach out, HelainaWrites@gmail.com!