My fiction crosses genres: historical adventures (written while listening to the Ashokan Farewell), westerns (to western movie themes), science fiction and fantasy to Celtic harp and flute. I’ve also written young adult and children stories, and slice-of-life vignettes. I’m especially proud of the two romantic fantasy series, the Dragshi Chronicles and the Windmaster novels. Originally conceived as short stories, the characters came to life for me and my readers. I hope they will for you also.
I authored From the Back Street to Main Street, a history of Methodist Community of Middletown Point, and Around Matawan & Aberdeen, by Arcadia Publishing. Of Town & Field, is a comprehensive history of the Monmouth County area now known as Matawan Borough and Aberdeen Township. My feature stories and news pieces on topics of antiques, collectibles, military history, archaeology, and local New Jersey history have appeared in regional and national publications.
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 a flight engineer. I grew up knowing the simple life on a small rural farm, yet my professional career was designing computers. My husband of 30-plus years and I live in a small town just across the Raritan Bay from where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center stood. My hobbies are simple, walking or biking around town, especially when there is a town-wide yard sale. The remodeling of our 1910 home is finally complete. We did it one room at a time over the years, with me doing the insulation and some of the carpentry.
Thank you for visiting and allowing me the opportunity to welcome you to my site. If you want to know more, stop by helenhenderson-author.webs.com. I hope you enjoy our journeys to the stars, the Old West, and to worlds of our imagination. To contact me send an email to njhistory (dot) writer (at) gm (dot) com and the magic of computers will send me your note. Be sure to change the words for the symbols.
Bye for now. Helen