December 2023

Blessings of the Nativity Dear Readers,

I have recently been inspired to write several blog posts, which I will publish over the course of the next few months. The first of these is Christmas-centered, and you can read it here

I have also been continuing to work on my novel series, with the second book almost completed (I have about 10,000 words left to go). I have elected to complete the series as a whole before I consider submitting to a publisher again, as there are many interconnected details, and I want to make sure I keep my narrative voice consistent throughout each book.

As Christmas is approaching, I humbly plug the Orthodox resources I have made: My Orthodox Recipe Book and OrthoThreads. These would potentially make lovely gifts for friends and family members, so please give them a gander.

As the Feast of the Nativity approaches, I continue to keep you all in my prayers, and I hope you will do the same for me.


M. J. Helianth

About the Author

M. J. Helianth was born an adult and has since grown up into a very stern child. She spends her time poking holes in things, singing what she sees, and tripping into waterfalls. She can often be found under the roofs of friends’ homes, in the halls of churches, or in the hearts of those who love and support her.

She seeks out new things and invisible worlds. She believes there is truth in every good story. Her journeys and the friends she has met along the way inspire her writing.