About Behest Indie Novelist Services

Behest Indie Novelist Services is owned and run from North-East England by Heather Belleguelle.


I have a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (French and Russian). Studying languages to degree level required me to develop my communication skills, both verbal and written, and to study a variety of literature.

Immediately after graduating I spent three and a half years working as a school library assistant. I have since spent a number of years working in administration for a couple of charities/non-profits and for my previous church. This meant that I spent quite a bit of time writing and editing letters, newsletters and documents.

I completed Open IT UKís English Grammar course in 2015.

Since 2013 I have been a volunteer beta reader for American indie author, Peggy L Henderson (Laramie Award Category winner 2014 and 2016 RONE Award Winner).

In 2016 I joined the ďTasting PanelĒ for British publisher Choc Lit, helping to critique and evaluate manuscripts submitted for potential publication.

Books and Reading

I was only twenty months old when my mum started teaching me to read, and Iíve been a lover of reading and words ever since. I enjoy a range of fiction from classics to cozy and legal mysteries, family saga, inspirational fiction, romance, chick lit and young adult novels, in both historical and contemporary settings. I have an interest in people so I also like to read a biography or autobiography from time to time. My favourite authors include: Jeffrey Archer, Jane Austen, ML Gardner, John Grisham, Peggy L Henderson, Kristen Heitzmann, Kate Morton, Nevil Shute, Janet MacLeod Trotter and Paula Wiseman.


Iíve been happily married to Steve since 1991 and we live in the beautiful north east of England. During the parts of my leisure time when Iím not glued to my Kindle, I enjoy researching my family history, listening to Contemporary Christian Music, and watching detective and period dramas. I have also been known to write the occasional short story.