From her Ellie Foreman Mysteries, to the suspenseful adventures of blond and beautiful Chicago PI, Georgia Davis. And Hellman has taken us around the world, to war, and across history through the eyes of female characters-you know, the other half of the world. She is also a 2021 Chicago Writer’s Association’s Book of the year award Winner for Indie Fiction. No spoiler alerts here. We are after the nuts and bolts of writing effective Fiction, especially strong female characters.