Adventure with us to Jessica B. Bell’s Wayward Home for Lost Characters

D: Well, look who’s alive. A: Really? That’s all you have for me? Not-very-imaginative-snark? D: Well, it looked like you were in a hurry and I know you want to keep these ‘adventure with us’ guest blog notifications to half a page. A: . . . D: OK, fine. It’s been a while. I’m rusty. A: […]

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Revealed: Singularity

The time has come. The time is now. Singularity is the new novel from Helena Hann-Basquiat, with Sara Litchfield, Sandy Ramsey, Lizzi Rogers and Hannah Sears. Singularity is the sequel to last year’s JESSICA — a metafictional look into Jessica’s possible pasts. Singularity is coming August 1, 2015 Singularity is its own novel, and can […]

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Spotlight: Helena, the Memoirs & PubSlush, Oh My!

When we discussed the idea of Helena featuring some of her incredible work from the upcoming Memoirs of a Dilettante, Vol. 2 on the D/A Dialogues, I had no idea which piece she’d choose. I knew they’d all be great – because, frankly, all of them are – but I can tell you right now, the one she […]

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Spotlight: Helena Hann-Basquiat

By now, everyone knows that Helena Hann-Basquiat is, by far, my favorite Dilettante. And it’s not just because I don’t know too many, either. I do, in fact, know quite a few, although they may not consider themselves as such (usually ‘raconteur’ is a word I hear tossed about, but whatever). But what makes Helena my […]

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Unmasked: A love letter to our favorite Dilettante

There’s a rumor going round that our dearest Dilettante, Helena Hann-Basquiat (not to mention her hair-raising alter ego, Jessica B. Bell) has been unmasked. And well, I think the title of the – ah – revelatory post says it all. Helena is the Goddamn Batman. She doesn’t need to be unmasked. The name and gender […]

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Revealed: Memoirs of a Dilettante, Vol. 2

A: D! D! Check it out! D: What, woman? Good gods, what is the time? I’m aware you keep the hours of owls, but the rest of us do not. A: Oh, you’ll perk right up for this . . . D: Is this more of your innuendo talk? A: My innuendo–you’ve come up with plenty […]

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Changelings on Tour: Helena Hann-Basquiat

On the 8th * day of the blog tour, Helena gave to me . . . friendship, and time and the very best she has to offer: a voice. *Of course, the 8th day was yesterday, but a combination of factors, an uncooperative scheduler and a visit to the doctor included, prevented me from posting […]

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Campfire Tales

Originally posted on Who is Jessica B. Bell?:
“It was easily the most frightening moment of my life,” I began. The glow of the fire danced on the faces of the other women huddled around it – not for warmth, exactly, but to better hear the stories. It’s all we seem to do these days.…

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All Hallow’s Eve

I have to say, next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Having a Druid as a character in my head for over 13 years might have something to do with it, but honestly, I’ve always loved this holiday. I dress up every year – in some small way. Lately, I’ve been the Wicked Witch […]

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Who is Jessica B. Bell? Find out, if you dare…

Who is Jessica? It’s the collaborative story taking the interwebs by its creepy storm. It’s a hashtag – heck, it’s a Twitter handle, and soon, it will also be a website. Check out the ongoing serial over at Helena Hann-Basquiat’s internet abode. There are four parts so far for your reading enjoyment – but be warned: you’ll want […]

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