Current theme song: “Under Pressure” by David Bowie, Queen

Current stage in process: Preparing for book launch of THE CURSE OF MOOSE LAKE, finishing Book #3, prepping Book #4 for NaNoWriMo

Hello there! A LOT has happened recently and despite being tired, extremely busy, and running on caffeine, I’m so excited! Let’s run through the highlight reel, shall we?

I’m publishing a book!

Yes, that’s right! THE CURSE OF MOOSE LAKE will be released on October 18, 2016, and will be available all over the place. For more information on what it’s about and where to find it, you can go >>here<<. I’ve been running around getting everything ready and several teasers have been released for your enjoyment. In fact, the first three chapters are available for free online!

Chapter One     |     Chapter Two     |     Chapter Three

Several quote teasers released as well via Twitter which you can find >>here<<.

There is also a book giveaway going on from October 13-21 on Goodreads! Enter for a chance to win one of two signed copies of THE CURSE OF MOOSE LAKE.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Curse of Moose Lake by Bethany Helwig

The Curse of Moose Lake

by Bethany Helwig

Giveaway ends October 21, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

I’m almost done with the first draft of IMS Book #3!

That’s right. The end is in sight! At least for the first draft. Then comes the revisions, then the editing, then the beta readers, then more edits…

NaNoWriMo is coming!

And I’m so not ready! Hahahaha.


Apart from that little fact, I still plan on trying to participate. My original goal had been to start IMS Book #4 and I’d like to stick with that goal if I can. I may not have an outline or done any of the research I wanted to, but hey! At least I generally know where the story is going. I know where it starts. I know where it ends. I know chunks of the middle. The rest will write itself, right? Or more likely, I will get even less sleep and try to do all of the above-said things before November 1 comes.

Stay strong my fellow writers! Drink all the caffeine! We will endure!



Stressed Out

Current theme song: “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots

Current stage in process: Writing Book #3; waiting on beta reader comments for Book #2; on submission for Book #1

Things have been crazy lately. We got a new dog (the devil’s offspring, ugh), one of my best buddies is moving out of state, work has been hectic to the point I want to pull my hair out, and I got so wrapped up in writing Book #3 that I didn’t have time to sit down and read a book to post a review two weeks ago. Yikes! Needless to say, I’ve been pretty stressed.


So! Book stuff. Book #3 of my YA series is coming along nicely! I didn’t manage to hit my 100,000 word count goal for Camp NaNoWriMo this April but I did win the usual NaNoWriMo goal (50,000) so that’s something at least. I’m putting it on a short hiatus right now to give my poor brain a break, what with all the crap that’s been going on lately, and reevaluate certain plot lines in the story. Once I’ve had time to recharge, I’ll be jumping right back into it to churn out the second half. So, how does one recharge? Let’s just say there will be a lot of books from the library, Pinterest browsing, and a Supernatural marathon.

After I’ve had a breather, I hope to come back to writing and this blog with new enthusiasm! So, see me then! Changes may be coming.