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April Henry

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I write mysteries and thrillers. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family.

If you've read one of my books, I would love to hear from you. Hearing from readers makes me eager to keep writing.

When I was 12, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He liked it so much he arranged to have it published in an international children's magazine.

My dream of writing went dormant until I was in my 30s, working at a corporate job, and started writing books on the side. Those first few years are now thankfully a blur. Now I'm very lucky to make a living doing what I love. I have written 20 novels for adults and teens, with more on the way. My books have gotten
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April Henry Not yet. It's not finished yet. But I do have incentive to hurry up before it shows up on a screen near you. (which is about all I can say). I am…moreNot yet. It's not finished yet. But I do have incentive to hurry up before it shows up on a screen near you. (which is about all I can say). I am actually working on it this weekend, even though I have a different book due at the end of the month. (less)
April Henry Do you know how amazing it is that someone I have never even met is that excited about a book I wrote? For years, the only person who regularly read…moreDo you know how amazing it is that someone I have never even met is that excited about a book I wrote? For years, the only person who regularly read what I wrote was my mom. Anyway, yes, I AM working on a sequel. It is due Oct. 1. I'm kind of tearing my hair out over it right now, but I'm sure it will come together. It will take a while for it to get edited, the cover to get designed, etc. (less)
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message 22: by Haley.s

Haley.s do you have animals


message 21: by April

April Henry Melissa wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! I look forward to reading your book."

I think that's the first one I've gotten with a message. I didn't even know you could leave messages!


message 20: by Melissa

Melissa Ousley Thanks for accepting my friend request! I look forward to reading your book.


message 19: by April

April Henry Wow! That's pretty impressive. It was inspired by a real chain of overseas boot camps. I have links to some articles on my web site.


message 18: by Alaska

Alaska I read your book Shock Point one summer, when I was eleven or twelve, and I still think about it almost every day.


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message 10: by April

April Henry Mullen wrote: ":) I loved Shock Point! I read it around the beginning of the summer (late June/ early July)and I still think about it every now and then!"

Wow! Thanks. That was a fun book to write. And did you know there are really boot camps like that? Have you read my latest thriller, Girl Stolen?


message 9: by Alaska (last edited Mar 08, 2011 02:52PM)

Alaska :) I loved 'Shock Point'! I read it around the beginning of the summer (late June/ early July)and I still think about it every now and then! Thatcher is probably one of my favorite characters of all time.


message 8: by April

April Henry Clare Bear wrote: "Oregonians unite!! =D"

I didn't realize you were so close. LK Madigan and Lauren Kate and I will all be at Powells Beaverton on Saturday, October 2 and 2 pm if you ever get out that way and want to meet us.


Clarence :P Oregonians unite!! =D


PyroLily ~Qui scribit bis legit~ Ok thanks. I guess I'm half-way there huh?


message 5: by April

April Henry PyroLily *...* wrote: "How do you wright so well? I need help. I have no clue what I'm doing, just thought I'd ask."

The first thing is to read a lot. The more you read, the more you learn about writing. If you don't like something, think about why. If you do like something, think about why.

There's a good book by Gail Carson Levine called Writing Magic that will give you some good ideas about how to be a better writer. You can get it at the library.

It's like anything else - first you're not very good, but if you keep working at it you get better.


PyroLily ~Qui scribit bis legit~ How do you wright so well? I need help. I have no clue what I'm doing, just thought I'd ask.


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi April,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here on Goodreads as well as elsewhere!


message 2: by April

April Henry Wow! That is so cool! Thank you for passing it on. I have another book out called Torched, about a girl who goes undercover with a radical environmental group. And then next fall I'll have a new one about a blind girl who gets kidnapped called "Girl, Stolen"

Thanks for sending me my first-ever message on Good Reads. I can't even figure out why it doesn't show my profile pic.




PyroLily ~Qui scribit bis legit~ I let my teacher bowro Shock Point to read and she made it the book of the week (she picks a book each week to tell us about and recament). Now a bunch of people wont to bowro my book.


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