The People’s Republic of Helena needs YOU!

helena needs youA: D. D! Wake up, D!

D: Wha-what is it, woman?!

A: We have a job to do.

D: Don’t you always have a job to do? Isn’t that what you claim keeps you in coffee and bandwith?

A: Yes, but this is an even more important job.

D: Oh, pray tell . . .

A: Helena Hann-Basquiat, my very favorite Dilettante (and one of my favorite people, it must be said), needs our help. The gentleman in charge of her Kickstarter campaign had a disaster of swamp-like proportions drive his family out of  house and home. She needs us – and bloggers like us – to spread the word, keep momentum going, and generally save the day so Mr. Squires can focus his energies where they are needed most.

D: So, in other words . . .

A: Aunt Helena Needs YOU.

D: . . . You are very strange.

kickstarter-copyA: I am. But that is beside the point – Helena’s Kickstarter needs you – me – everyone. Whether you’re new to Kickstarter or an old hand, Helena’s project is perfect to back – the book is already written and edited, but by supporting her, you give her the opportunity to get her work in front of people who need to see it. Plus, there are some great prizes to be had!

D: So check out the Kickstarter page, and Helena’s blog, and the work she’s published as Jessica B. Bell, but most importantly, sign up to become part of the People’s Republic of Helena–

A: Because believe me, with Helena at the helm, good times are going to be had by all!

In other News

A: So, elsewhere on the blogosphere. . .

D: You mean I can’t go back to sleep?

A: No – see, when I’m at that ‘job’ thing, which does keep me in coffee and bandwith, then you get to sleep, but when I’m home, I’m somewhat in need of my muse, ergo. . .

D: Ha ha! You just admitted I’m your muse!

A: Seriously, how old are you?

D: 1,345 years old, last August 6 or 19, depending on which calendar one uses.

A: . . .

D: You asked. So, let’s keep this snappy, what else is going on?

A: Right, so – Andra Watkins, she of the Accidental Cootchie Mama fame, has released her book, the oh-so-intriguing, I can’t wait to order it on Thursday, To Live Forever: The Afterlife Journey of Merriweather LewisAnd to promote the launch, she’s walking the Natchez Trace and conducting this incredibly creative contest.

D: Fascinating! Although, can you not attempt to walk in your characters’ footsteps when it comes time to release our book? I think you might drown.

A: Nice, D. . .

D: Just looking out for my author! Speaking of authors (and a prolific one, too) Charles at Legends of Windemere is looking for volunteers for the fourth Windemere book, Family of the Tri-Rune for a blog tour and cover reveal.

A: And finally, because there is no such thing as too much cute, head over to Green Embers and give a big hi to Green, and his new puppy, Nina!

D: That is not a war hound.

A: Not every dog needs to be a war hound, D. Besides, I think Nina looks like she could take care of herself.

D: Perhaps. . . I shall reserve judgement.

A: (Eye roll) How big of you, D. And with that, I bid you all good night – thank you for reading!



Published by Katie Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

17 thoughts on “The People’s Republic of Helena needs YOU!

  1. Good seeing D getting the recognition he so wants! He’s an awesome muse that needs no introduction! 😉 Man, lots of stuff happening this week. I’m going to pop over to Helena’s blog to see what kickstarter’s all about. Hope you’re doing well, Katie! 🙂


    1. It’s an awesome project, and a sure-fired way to get a personalized copy of her book (that was my whole thing – If I could, I would have gone the muse route, just for my own story, but I’ll settle for an autograph!)


  2. I know we spoke last night, darling, but I just wanted publicly thank you, as you have publicly praised me! If anybody reading this has any questions about what the Kickstarter’s about, or why I’m doing it, just ask. If you were thinking of buying the e-book or the paperback, now is the time — get your books, and support the promotional campaign.


  3. I love your posts, Katie! Whenever I worry that I’m missing something, I just come here. You do me (and others who love you) a great service 🙂


    1. 🙂 Thank you, Marie – I’m not nearly as extensive as I once was, but I figure, if I do it three times a week or so, I’m bound to get enough info out there! 🙂


    1. He grew up with the Julian Calendar, which puts his birthday at August 6, 668. He’s only had 500 or so years with the Georgian calendar, and that one puts his birthday at August 19. Of course, if he were smart, he’d celebrate both, and get double the presents (although, what do you get a 1345 year-old Druid??)


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