Current theme song: “None Shall Live” by Two Steps From Hell (BWAHAHA)

Current stage in process: Editing IMS Book #3, prepping IMS Book #4

Wow, the last couple of months have been crazy busy! A lot of work went into launching THE CURSE OF MOOSE LAKE, book #2 is getting ready for its own publication, the first draft and revisions of book #3 have been completed, and the research/outlining stage of book #4 has begun! Phew! I’ve taken a minor break to reorient myself and will be continuing work on book #3 soon so it can be handed off to my editor/beta reader.

As for NaNoWriMo…well, let’s just say I realized my limitations and decided to focus on getting book #3 completely done before trying to dive directly into book #4 without a safety vest (a/k/a outline, research, etc.). I still wrote a little (the prologue and about a page of the first chapter) and it’s hard to not write during November but, alas, this is the way it must be.

I’ve got another event coming up on November 25-26 at the Historical Society in Moose Lake, Minnesota! If you’re in the area, stop by to get a signed copy of TCOML! If you don’t get the chance to make it, there will be another opportunity to get a signed hardcover in the next Goodreads giveaway scheduled to run November 24-December 14.

Also! The title of book #2 and blurb will be announced this week so stay tuned!


Launch Day!

First of all, it’s launch day for THE CURSE OF MOOSE LAKE! A lot went on today including the launch party in Moose Lake itself. I just wanted to say thank you to Joe Jitters for hosting the event and for everyone who came. I had a lot of fun (and some delicious cookies).

Also! The playlist for TCOML and Pinterest board have been made public so feel free to have a listen/look at some inspiration for the book.

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events and the next volume in the series!



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!