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.

I was so surprised when I got a call from my daughter saying that one of her friends that bought my book wanted to meet me in North Carolina!! I live in Georgia. So I hop on a plan and we met at IHOP and had a wonderful brunch. I got to meet one of my fans and was tickled pink!! She was so excited to meet me. And wanted a sequel! Told her part two was coming out soon! It was fun!! Except I forgot to get a picture!! I had to go to the airport and didn’t have much time. But it was amazing to meet one of my “fans”!!! Thank you Carolyn, wonderful to meet you!! Hope I can meet more of you!!

Book Review Jaye Helm Sarafina and the Pirate's Spyglass Doce Blant PublishingHere are a few comments that people are saying about Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass:

By  on July 28, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

It has been a long time since a really good adventure story for teen girls has hit the market. This one is everything a good story should be with great characters, and a very easy to follow style that is hard to put down. With every turn of the page, there are interesting developments, as Sarafina tries to make her way in the unfamiliar world of the early 18th Century that she has been somehow transported into by an antique spyglass. She crosses paths with many interesting people, including some historic personages in the form of cutthroat pirates that she has to deal with. There is excitement, danger, and humorous incidents depicted in the story as Sarafina moves through the world of hardened scalawags and survives by her wits. Book 2 will continue the adventures as Sarafina experiences life on the high seas as a pirate herself while she tries to return to her own time period.

Format: Paperback

I loved it. The way Jaye captured the imagination of a young girl with a simple spyglass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome story — kept you wanting not to put it down! I recommend this for anyone that has a young girl. Why? Girls have so few heroines they can look up to. Sarafina, gives us just that ! I sure hope Sarafina goes on many awesome adventures with her awesome spyglass !!!!!!!!!!!!! I think every girl young and old will love this girl’s adventure ! I love how she started in the now. Sarafina, does have to watch her words as she speaks. Which makes her very interesting to whoever is reading about her. She does meet some dears as well as few savery charactors. Best of luck to JAYE HELM she makes the reader want MORE !!!!!!!!!!!!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

By Michael Mealey on August 17, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Great read for all ages! Excitement, adventure and pirates too, who could ask for more!

Format: Paperback

I bought my Nook copy of this book for my granddaughter and am so happy I did. This is a swarthy, fun story about a young girl who is swept back into the 18th-century through a magical spyglass. Her adventures begin in Beaufort, North Carolina. But that is only the beginning for Sarafina who finds herself suddenly enmeshed in the nautical adventures of the seaport town and eventually on board a pirate ship. Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass is a great middle-reader book for youth who love adventure, mystery and pirates!

Format: Paperback

We met the author in Beaufort NC at the annual Pirate Festival and bought the book for my 8 year old daughter.

She instantly fell in love with the book and character and now is asking for more books by Ms Helm.