How Revealing – Cover Reveal for Memoirs of a Dilettante Vol 2

Good morning, wonderful folks of WordPress land: Fiction Fanatics, SciFi Fans, Fellow Writers and Curious Beans. You, your family, your friends, EVERYONE YOU KNOW is welcome here at my blog. It is a place to discover original short fiction, flash fiction, book reviews as well as information on my own series of SciFi novels, the Orbit Series!

Book One of the Orbit Series, Zero, is available now through Amazon and has been raking in the good reviews on Goodreads.

Book Two, Haven, has been officially announced by the publisher in the last couple of weeks and we revealed the cover last week.

I’ve also announced the events I am so far attending in 2015 – Scarborough SciFi Festival and Yorkshire CosPlay Con! Stop by for great days out and to say hi and pick up a signed copy of Zero!

To keep in the spirit of revelling and revealing, keep reading for the exciting reveal of writer and fellow WordPress Wordsmith Helena Hann Basquait’s second novel’s cover art. Helena had great success with her Memoirs of a Dilettante Vol 1, a tale of joy, sorrow, music, heartbreak, redemption, coffee and sandwiches. Vol 2 continues the tale and promises to deliver more of the same.

See below for the amazing cover, the official press release and don’t forget to check out details of the crowdfunding she’s running which gives you the chance to back this project and support indie writing!

Memoirs of a Diletantte Vol. 2 by Helena Hann Basquait


COMING SPRING 2015 — official date TBA

Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume Two is the second collection of reminiscences, following Helena Hann-Basquiat, a self-proclaimed dilettante who will try anything just to say that she has, and her twenty-something niece, who she has dubbed the Countess Penelope of Arcadia.

Speaking of Arcadia, this volume delves into Helena’s childhood, as she revisits what she calls the Arcadia of the mind — that place that keeps us trapped and holds us back from our potential. Some of her most personal stories are included here, interspersed with hilarious stories of misadventure. It’s not a novel, really, and it’s not a memoir, by the strictest definition. But most of what follows, as they say, is true. Sort of. Almost. From a certain point of view.

Discover Helena’s tales for the first time or all over again, with new notes and annotations for the culturally impaired — or for those who just need to know what the hell was going through her mind at the time!

Cover art by Hastywords.

Helena is going to be running a crowdfunding/pre-order campaign at Pubslush, a community focused solely on indie writers, and has set up a profile there to launch Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume Two.

For more information, and to follow the progress, Become a Fan at

If you just can’t wait and you want a taste of Helena’s writing, follow her blog:

If you just can’t get enough Helena, or you want updates on further goings on, release dates and miscellaneous mayhem, follow Helena on Twitter @hhbasquiat

Helena’s Bio


The enigmatic Helena Hann-Basquiat dabbles in whatever she can get her hands into just to say that she has.

She’s written cookbooks, ten volumes of horrible poetry that she then bound herself in leather she tanned poorly from cows she raised herself and then slaughtered because she was bored with farming.

She has an entire portfolio of macaroni art that she’s never shown anyone, because she doesn’t think that the general populous or, “the great unwashed masses” as she calls them, would understand the statement she was trying to make with them.

Some people attribute the invention of the Ampersand to her, but she has never made that claim herself.

In 2014, she published Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume One, several e-books which now make up Volume Two, as well as a multimedia collaborative piece of meta-fictional horror entitled JESSICA.

Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume One is available HERE in e-book for Kindle or HERE in paperback.

Helena writes strange, dark fiction under the name Jessica B. Bell.

Find more of her writing at or or connect with her via Twitter @HHBasquiat.

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