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Friday, March 25, 2016


FIRSTLY -- I'll be signing on April 2nd, 1-4pm at Colonie Center Barnes and Noble for Local Author Day! Come on by!

We're only about a month and a half out from the release of BY HELEN'S HAND on May 10th, and I really, really cannot tell you how excited I am to share the rest of Helen's story with you. BY HELEN'S HAND will pick up almost directly where HELEN OF SPARTA left off, with the slightest of detours into the head of a player we haven't met before, and I hope you'll love the new perspectives as much as I loved writing them. (I shouldn't admit it, but -- my personal favorite might be Polypoetes!)

In the meantime, the Audiobook of HELEN OF SPARTA releases on March 29th! Just 4 days from now! (Huzzah!) You can pre-order it in TWO forms -- MP3 CD for copy and paste to your mp3 player of choice, and Audio CD for playing on your traditional CD players. (I am one of these traditionalists, not going to lie. I will never give up my CDs.) It'll ALSO be available via Audible, if that's your jam! ALL are unabridged and for those of you who love or prefer audiobooks -- I hope you'll enjoy!

Also, if you're interested, I put some spoiler-free behind the scenes commentary on Goodreads while I was doing the final proofing of BY HELEN'S HAND. This is something I want to continue to do with future books -- so if you want to read it in real time, make sure to follow me over there! (And I'll be doing the same with my future Amalia Dillin works, too.)

And finally the GIVEAWAY -- and a little bit of a quote from BY HELEN'S HAND to whet your appetites. The First Blog-Reader to NAME THAT SUITOR correctly will win their choice of the Audio CD or MP3 CD of HELEN OF SPARTA! One lucky runner-up chosen at random from all the guesses will win a signed paperback copy of HELEN OF SPARTA with both Helen of Sparta and By Helen's Hand bookmarks!

Include your email address with your guess in the comments below so I can contact you to claim your prize or I will choose an alternate winner! Only comments on this blogpost will be accepted as entries.
(I reserve the right to alter the giveaway/award unclaimed prizes to alternate winners, etc. US only for book/audiobook prizes -- though I'm happy to send signed bookmarks to an international winner if they'd like to play and are chosen as a winner.)

You have until April 1st to get your guesses in!


  1. The most famous grandson of Autolycus, who was a suitor in Helen of Sparta, was Odysseus.

    Josh W.

  2. That quote is from Odysseus. On the rarest of chances that I win, I'd really prefer the second place prize of a signed copy.

    Laura Gill

  3. I am going to guess Odysseus as the suitor.

    Mary Frances

  4. I say Dimitrius.

  5. Congrats to Josh (who won the Audiobook) and Laura (Who has won the signed paperback!)

    Thanks for playing everyone!