Helen B. Henderson

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Although I wrote fiction for myself as long as I can remember, and been a professional writer for many years, pursuing publication for my fiction is a more recent endeavor. As a person, I have tried to find a balance between my typical Gemini characteristics. My heritage is also a reflection of contrasts -- the descendent of a coal-miner's daughter and an aviation flight engineer. I grew up knowing the simple life on a farm, yet my professional career was designing computers.

This dichotomy shows in my writing which crosses genres. Fantasy and science fiction is written to the lilting tunes of Celtic harp and flute. While the Ashokan Farewell calls forth the muse for historical adventures and westerns.

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Helen B. Henderson I think I am fortunate that I don't usually get afflicted with writer's block. One of the reasons is that I am an inveterate plotter. As I put the…moreI think I am fortunate that I don't usually get afflicted with writer's block. One of the reasons is that I am an inveterate plotter. As I put the thoughts down, either in a bullet list or when the muse if visiting and entire scenes flow through the fingers, I tend to power right through the block.

There is an occasional exception when I know what a scene should be but it just won't flow. This usually happens when a work is fairly set in my mind but I want to go back and change some point. Resistance forms a barricade. I keep attacking it at different times and places until it crumbles.

I'm working through that right now with my current work in progress, Dragon Redemption. A beta reader liked a character so much she said he should be saved rather than suffer the fate of the losing commander. I know how to save him, but the words just aren't coming. I'll be patient and keep attacking it until one day the words will flow.(less)
Helen B. Henderson I get to soar the clouds with dragons and hang out with wizards. In my earlier works that I wrote just for myself, my character rode the desert on…moreI get to soar the clouds with dragons and hang out with wizards. In my earlier works that I wrote just for myself, my character rode the desert on missions with the Rat Patrol, flew with the 918th Bombardment Squadron (aka the men of Twelve O'Clock High) and saved the world with the men from U.N.C.L.E. Alas I always come back to the real world. But I have to be here for my books to reach you, my favorite readers.(less)
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Dragon Destiny (Dragshi Chr...

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Around Matawan and Aberdeen

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Hatchling's Vengeance (Drag...

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Hatchlings Curse (Dragshi C...

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Dreamspell Goddess

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Matawan and Aberdeen: Of To...

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Imprisoned in Stone

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From the Back Street to Mai...

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Walters demonstrates her knowledge of hospitals to make the story real, but does so skillfully without slowing down the read. For Dr. Caleb Winstone returning home means more than a new job and an awkward encounter, it also means his parents incessan ...more
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A small town hospital, a widow and a widower, add a pair of 9-year old twins, mix well and you have the basis for a fast-paced story. In The Gemini-Sagittarius Connection, Walters demonstrates her knowledge of hospitals to make the story real, but d ...more
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Lost In The Mist Of Time by Karen Michelle Nutt
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Characterization and historical detail make this an interesting read. What I found intriguing was that the time travel wasn't just one way. Not only did we have the adjustments made by an independent modern woman to accommodate medieval life (and the ...more
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Quick Tips on Vegetable Gardening by Gardener Ted
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Short quick read. Enjoyed the humor as well as the tips.
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