Hello everyone.  I just wanted to share with you some of the things people are saying about “Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass” series Book One. It has thrilled me and warmed my heart to know so many people have enjoyed my book.  And I know many of you are waiting for Book II which will be coming out in a few months! Thank you all for your loyalty.


Here’s one.


I just wanted to let you know my grandson started reading Sarafina last night. He took it home and is so excited that he is reading a book penned by his Mema’s friend. He said he is going to tell all his friends at school that I know an author personally. Thanks for writing a great story, sharing it with the world, and most of all being my friend.

Pat Carpenter


Doce Blant This is exactly why Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass is such a success. Congratulations Jaye Helm for a job well done, and congratulations Pat for receiving a wonderful book for your library!


Here is another one.

My good friend Sarah Wolfe Thacker wrote me this wonderful comment that she said I could share. Thank you Sarah!!

I just finished reading your book and the reason I took so long reading the book is because I was afraid it would not be a series
So happy it is and now I can wait to read the next one!


Thanks to all my fans. I appreciate your support!

Did you know that Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass has gone International? I’ve been posting a lot on Facebook, sharing details about my book, introducing the second book in the Sarafina series (it will be coming out soon), and chatting with fans! What a great facilitator Facebook is to communicate and share details about my writing, funny events that happen along the way, and of course … lots of pictures.

Of course, I really don’t need thirteen reasons to meet Ellen DeGeneres — I really only need one:  she’s AWESOME!  And I hope I don’t need thirteen reasons to remind anyone else that a limited number of special numbered and signed copies of Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass is available (only 100 books total).  Some have already been sold so the number available is decreasing.

It goes without saying that I’d like to send a copy of Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass to Ellen. I know she would love it. And of course, everyone loves Ellen!  Perhaps she’d be a perfect pirate for the next book — wouldn’t that be the greatest!

Give me a call, Ellen.  Let’s talk!

Ahoy there!  Good news to spread around. My book, Sarafina and the Pirates Spyglass and I will be in an on-line magazine article next month!  The magazine is called “lEcho des mers” or the “The Echo of the Seas” from Festival Des Pirates, produced by MFT production out of Quebec. Website forthcoming. You can also go to “Festival Des Pirates.

The article will introduce me and give you insight into me as an author, how I came to write the book, and what my inspiration was. Then it goes on to tell you what the book is about and how Sarafina goes on many adventures by herself AND with a scurvy lot of pirates.  It tells of the people she meets and the perils she must go through and how she overcomes them.

There is a surprise coming up in Book II of the series that will catch everyone off guard — although, it’s not due to come out for another couple of months. So, you’ll have to be patient. I know a lot of you are already looking forward to Book II and I am just as excited as you are — but, I’ll not spoil the surprise. More exciting adventures and trouble, glory, and fun comes out in full swing.


Thank you!

~ Jaye

I went into Beaufort yesterday to check on a few places that sell my book and there is was! Front and center!! Couldn’t resist a picture! This is in “The Scuttlebutt” book and gift store on Front st in Beaufort North Carolina.  OH I also forgot to mention that another Book store is going to carry my book! It’s called “The Bookstore” in Moreheard City North Carolina! Also stopped by the gift shop inside the North Carolina Maritime museum and she said she will be in touch soon regarding my book! I’m so excited!!

Huzzah! I discovered that “Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass” had made it overseas! It has been found in Germany, Japan and even France. Here are several of the places where else it has been found. Needless to say I am ecstatic about it and just so overwhelmed! Thank you all very much for your support.


Sarafina and the Pirate's Spyglass, book 1 in the Sarafina series by Jaye Helm, published by Doce Blant Publishing

Hello there everyone!  I got some exciting news. I am now in two school libraries! I can be found in the Blessed Sacrament School in Pawnee Illinois and also in the St. Agnus Catholic School in Springfield Illinois. I am currently working on getting my book in California as well. I also have plans to bring it to life in the Carteret county schools in North Carolina.  I am very excited that The Beaufort Maritime Museum may carry it in their store in Beaufort North Carolina where, it just so happens, is where the main character is from!

And don’t forget you can order your copy from here on my website. Better hurry!  Book II is coming out soon!!  Thank you all.

Hello there, just wanted to say thank you to Doce Blant Publishers for putting me among some great writers. I am glad to be counted along with them.  Doce Blant Publishers have been with me from the start and have been my life preserver at times.  I am truely honored to be associated with such a fine group as Doce Blant Publishers.

Spyglass from the book Sarafina and the Pirate's Spyglass, by author Jaye Helm

The week is almost up to get your free brass telescope necklace with a purchase of “Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass”  through this website only. It has been my pleasure to talk to some of the people who have already read my story and love all the wonderful things they say about it.  I didn’t expect to get rich, I just wanted everyone out there to enjoy a great little story.  Thank you all for your support and don’t forget,in a few months will be Book II that will take Sarafina on many new and exciting adventures!

Hello there everyone!  Just wanted to tell you that through this week only you will receive a spyglass necklace with your purchase of “Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass” through my website at jayehelm.com  It is made out of brass, about the size of a small pointer finger and is retractable. It would make a great addition to any pirate look!  Thank you.