Helen Hollick

When nasty things hide in the hay – introducing A Meadow Murder by Helen Hollick!

Frequent visitors to my blog will know I am something of a Helen Hollick fan. Partly because no one wears a hat like she does – at least not among my acquaintances. Mostly, it’s because of Jesamiah Acorne, pirate and scoundrel extraordinaire. Plus, there’s her depiction of Harold Godwinson and his sad end that I […]

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In which Helen Hollick presents us with a fresh take (Thank God!) on Guinevere, King Arthur’s lady!

Last week, I participated in a celebration of Helen Hollick’s thiry years as a published writer. Seeing as I am rather intrigued by her take on the Arthurian legend as depicted in her trilogy, Pendragon’s Banner, I asked her to write a post about her perception of the fair Guinevere. Well, I already knew her

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Celebrating good times – a party for a fab lady AND her books!

Today, Helen Hollick celebrates her 70th birthday with the help of The Coffee Pot Book Club. I hope someone gives her an intriguing new hat – I am thinking dark burgundy velvet with a decoration of roses in a slightly lighter shade. I, however, am no modiste. Heck, I don’t even wear hats–primarily because I

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Deadly mistakes – welcoming Helen Hollick and her latest release A Mistake of Murder

Followers of this blog will notice that Helen Hollick is a relatively frequent guest. No wonder, as not only is Helen an author I admire (I am a bit obsessed with her 18th century pirate, Jesamiah Acorne) she is also a friend – one of those real friends who will, at times, be brutally honest

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“Oh, a pirate’s life is a wonderful life” – maybe not, but Helen’s pirate Jesamiah is deffo wonderful!

I have waited. And waited. I have come with heavy-handed hints to Helen Hollick, telling her we (read me) need more Jesamiah. ASAP. And now, FINALLY, Helen has published the sixth book about Jesamiah, pirate extraordinaire and his white witch wife, Tiola. Did I like Gallows Wake? Read my review further down. Now, Helen isn’t

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From piratical swash-buckling to cosy mysteries – meet Helen Hollick!

Since many years back, I am fortunate enough to call Helen Hollick a friend. She’s been a constant support in my writing journey, be it as a honest critic or as a shoulder to lean on. She has also made me wish I could wear a hat as rakishly as she does 🙂 Now, Helen

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Move over pirate Acorne! Here comes amateur sleuth Jan!

It seems to me various of my writer friends are spreading their wings into new genres. Today’s guest, Helen Hollick, is doing it because she felt a need to refresh herself, do something entirely different to what she’s been writing lately. And while I am a big, big, big, big (need I go on?) fan

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Much Medieval Mayhem – in which Helen talks of Harold, arrows and the dastardly Conqueror

Today I have the great pleasure to welcome Helen Hollick to Much Medieval Mayhem. Helen is a person who has been very important to me—and many, many others—in my writing journey. Generous with her time and advice (very direct advice at times), Helen seems to imbibe directly from a constant source of energy, how else

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A new (and fun) twist to promotion!

Some people go out of their way to help other writers get their moment in the limelight. Helen Hollick is one such person – and seriously, I suspect she has some very, very special mushrooms growing in a wardrobe somewhere that she munches daily to keep her energy up. Since some years, she runs Discovering

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The Wonderful life of an indie writer – meet Helen and Lisette!

I have decided to broaden my blog a bit by doing a series of posts about Indie writers. My first thought was to feature five or so in one post, but I must have disconnected my brain when I had that idea seeing as I forgot that authors in general are verbal creatures, i.e. the

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