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Helen B. Henderson

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Anne McCaffrey; Louis L'Amour; Barbara Hambly

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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 tho…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 mis…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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Welcome to Week 28 of the MFRW 52-week challenge. The topic is "Ever Read A Book More Than Once?"

Old friends you have not spoken to in years, but when you meet again it is as if no time has passed. Some books are like that. Just seeing it on the shelf or knowing it is in the box of keepers in the corner gives a feeling of comfort and familiarity. Some books you read to relax, other to lose you Read more of this blog post »
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Mix steampunk with a hint of fantasy, a dragon in human form and a ghost and you have a fun and witty read. I had to restrain myself from flipping to the end to see how the adventure ended. Looking forward to the next tale.
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If asked to describe the series, I'd say "honor and loyalty," two very human qualities flow from almost every scene. But note, the crew of El Cazador aren't all human. Part space opera, part paranormal, all action, the book was riveting right from th ...more
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Jon is a professional assassin. He's also an alpha werewolf, fighting his urges to protect. Alex was selected at birth as the figurehead of the Church of Everlasting Life. The crossing of their paths set the entire universe after the crew of the the ...more
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A hot-vampire, an immortal soldier, a prison escape. Throw in a spaceship and let the action begin.
“The dialogue is fun, the action fierce, the love scenes sizzling." I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves Action/Adventure, Paranormal, or
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" Authors Give Back Sale - 60% OFF the Windmaster Novels, a series described as “A great read by an author with magic in her veins." Cast off and fill t ...more "
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Magical Journey - Fascinating story and wonderful characters make for a great read. Sit back, let your imagination flow, and enjoy! L.F.
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