A Short Story Concerning Jessica Anderson

Hello everyone,

I have just published a short story in the Connection of the Worlds series. This is the second book that I have published, and I am thrilled to finally be able to have it available to buy on Amazon.com.

The story is about the younger sister of Tor Anderson. (Tor is one of my four protagonists in the main series Connection of the Worlds.) Jessica Anderson, the sister, has to deal with her brother’s mysterious vanish from the neighborhood. Jessica tries to uncover the truth about why her brother could have left. With the help of her friends and family, will she be able to solve the mystery?

I hope you enjoy this short story that accompanies the series Connection of the Worlds! Be sure to check out the original series as well!

Thank you everyone!


-Helena K. Hollander

What’s Next for Connection of the Worlds?

Hello everyone!

You might be wondering what I have been up to, as an author. Here’s a brief summery of what I have been working on:

I am currently writing the second book in the Connection of the Worlds series, which I hope to publish later this year. I have been writing constantly these past few weeks.

The second book dives deeper into the pasts of the protagonists, and their personalities develop a lot. They are mainly focused on finding mythical objects, which hopefully, will be able to give them an advantage over their enemies.

The second book also introduces some minor characters, who will be of importance later in the series.

In addition to the second book, I am going to publish a short story on kindle, hopefully in the next few months.

This book is a novella, centered around the character Jessica Anderson, the sister of Tor Anderson in the Connection of the Worlds series.

Jessica has her own problems to deal with at home. With Tor gone, her life has crashed into uncertainty. Even she misses him.

The book will take place during the later part of the first book in the series.


Be sure to look for these books that will hopefully be in Amazon.com shortly!

-Helena K. Hollander




Characters in the Series

Hello readers!

Today I thought I’d share some facts about my characters. If you read my book, you might know most of these, but I always love learning more about who I am reading about.


Tor Anderson:

Tor absolutely loves superheroes. He is actually very artistic, and draws his own comics. He collects action figures of the superheroes, and his collection takes up two long shelves in his bedroom at home. He also really enjoys surfing at the beach with his best-friend, Josh Robinson. He’s from California, and hates cold weather. Tor also enjoys making jokes, which don’t always have the best timing. Still, he enjoys playing the comic relief in times of crisis. Tor wishes he could have a power of his own. He doesn’t. Yet.


Athena might be the most like me. She loves reading, reading and more reading. If she was a Harry Potter character, she’d be Hermione Granger. Athena talks very fast, while saying a lot of useful information. She also really likes being a goddess, and all the perks that come with it: flying, shape-shifting, reading minds, etc. She has a habit of muttering under her breath. Her favorite expression: “Mortals.” Athena has two magical spears, which teleport her to different places around the world. She’s always battling some sort of monster. Speaking of which, that gorgon just got out. Excuse me for a moment…

Luna Wong:

Luna is a very quiet person, and enjoys hobbies, like riding her horses, or writing letters to her brother, John. She is sometimes very shy, but can easily get along with lots of different people. Luna can also see well in the dark, a given, since her mother is a moon goddess. Luna uses a bag of Moondust, a special powder that obscures the vision of her enemies. Only she and her mother can see through the dust. Luna is a nice, friendly person, but she lacks physical strength. She is determined to get stronger.

Seth Frederick:

Seth is probably the most mysterious of my characters. His background is hidden from the others, and he lives in Chicago, homeless. He also likes reading, and enjoys learning about anything from biology, to mythological pantheons. He is stealthy, observant, and strong. His power is strength. Despite the pain that comes with it, the power of punching through solid materials like cement is a great one. Seth analyzes situations carefully, and tries to decide who to trust. He is cautious around other people. When he does answer questions, he’ll speak the truth, no matter how harsh it is. Sometimes, if you ask him a question, he won’t respond, but that’s because he’s trying to decide all your possible moves.


I love my characters.

I love what drives them, and what makes them unique. They each have individual aspects, and similarities.

Athena and Seth both love reading and clever strategies. Seth and Luna are both quiet and don’t speak up as much as the others. Tor and Athena are more comical characters, who tend to say funnier things. Tor and Luna are the nicest to strangers and random people.

While working on my first book, I realized some of my characters would talk almost identically to each other. I needed more distinction, so I wrote some revised profiles for them. This helped me figure out how to make them unique. The profiles talked about the characters’ lives before they met each other, and also what their personalities are.

When I wrote the profiles, I also transitioned away from what I called my first ‘draft’. (Really, it was the first half of the book.) I didn’t change that much, except different ways of saying the same thing. This made the book clearer.

Overall, I think my characters are good people: they try hard to do the right thing. I hope in the next two books, I will develop more backstory and character growth. From what I’ve written so far, I think I’m on the right track.

You can now get my book in paperback, on Amazon.com! I am looking forward to reading the reviews on the story, and thinking about what I should write next.

-Helena K. Hollander


About Connection of the Worlds Series


I never thought I’d publish a book. Why? Because maybe I was afraid I’d have a hard time getting a specialized editor. Perhaps I thought I wouldn’t find a publisher. The worst part was wondering if people would even read my book.

But yet, here I am.

What it is:

Connection of the Worlds is a fantasy book about four kids, (Specifically Children of Myth.) who are all part of a destiny greater than anything they have ever known.

They each live in a different part of the United States, and have never met each other. That is, until one of them, a Greek goddess named Athena, travels around the country, on a mission to slay a woman called Medusa.

After many tests and trials, the four kids will have to decide: Will they group up to save the universe? Or, will they fight against each other, in a battle to end all time.


-Helena K. Hollander