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Amy Helmes
Amy Helmes is co-author of Twisted Lit series of Shakespeare-inspired YA novels, including Anyone But You, Exposure, and Tempestuous. Follow Amy on Twitter.

Entries by Amy Helmes

10 Celebs and Their Shakespeare Counterparts

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 3:51 PM

It's been said that Shakespeare "was not of an age, but for all time," and that couldn't be more true than it is today on his 450th birthday. Case in point are these 10 headline-making Hollywood celebs who could easily be confused with some of the Bard's best-loved characters.

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Ten Books To Survive Downton Abbey Withdrawal

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 2:47 PM


Now that season 4 of Downton Abbey is drawing to a close, don't spend the long hiatus crying over how much you'll miss the Dowager Countess's cutting quips and Miss Patmore's savory puddings. Instead, dive into these novels (and their film...

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7 Actors Who've Played Romeo Montague

(7) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 4:39 PM

In anticipation of this month's theatrical release of Romeo and Juliet (from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes), my "Twisted Lit" co-author, Kim Askew, and I have rounded up the Hollywood hotties who are always welcome at our metaphorical balcony (and those which, arguably, ought to...

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Can Shakespeare Help You Score This Valentine's Day?

(2) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 3:02 PM

Want to spice things up this Valentine's Day? Forget flowers and chocolate -- a soliloquy just might do the trick. After all, William Shakespeare isn't known as the "Bawdy Bard" for nothing. Kim Askew and I -- we're the authors of the new Shakespeare-inspired YA novels Exposure and

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To Tweet Or Not to Tweet? Shakespeare Plays Retold, Twitter-Style

(5) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 8:13 AM

Once we (my co-author Kim Askew and I) started yanking Shakespeare's plays into the 21st century for our YA series Twisted Lit, we just couldn't stop. Ooops, here we go again. We're such Shakespeare nerds (#humblebrag), we've gone and summarized the legendary playwright's works into "twitter speak" of...

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Sage Political Advice from Shakespeare's Plays

(9) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 12:37 PM

From the adage-filled tragedy Hamlet to the pastoral comedy As You Like It, the Bard's plays are veritable gold mines of advice for politicians -- and the body politic.

With only a few days left for would-be electoral winners to wow the voting public, they might consider these words...

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