Kim Askew (left) and Amy Helmes

Kim Askew (left) and Amy Helmes

Los Angeles-based writers and bffs Kim Askew and Amy Helmes have been writing together since 2007. Askew’s work has appeared in Elle, The Wall Street Journal, and other magazines as well as the anthology The May Queen. Helmes is the author of several books, including The Wisdom of Nancy Drew and Betty and Veronica: A Girl's Guide to the 'Comic' World of Dating. Her essay “Searching for Mr. Darcy” was featured in the Los Angeles Times.

 

 

 

We love to hear that our books help make Shakespeare more accessible, but our primary goal is to simply write entertaining books using his stories as a springboard. The novels are written with both Shakespeare fans and Shakespeare-phobes in mind. And if it prompts people to want to read or revisit the original plays, that’s great, too!
— Amy Helmes, "Shakespeare Is Hot Again" in The Huffington Post