About Helen Henderson

A former feature-story writer and correspondent, Henderson has also written fiction as long as she could remember. Her heritage reflects the contrasts of her Gemini sign. She is a descendent of a coal-miner's daughter and an aviation flight engineer. This dichotomy shows in her writing which crosses genres from historical adventures and westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy she is the author of two series: Windmaster and the Dragshi Chronicles.

Never underestimate the power of a story – Don’t say ‘only’


I don’t press a lot of stories on this blog, but when I read the post, Never underestimate the power of a story I had to share it.

Journaling as a means of capturing and purging emotions is nothing new. However, it is not as commonly recognized that other forms of writing can be as beneficial.

If you’ve ever had a long, pain-filled night or a day that never seemed to end, maybe a book is the answer. In her post, Louise Jensen explains how, and ends with…

“If you’re writing a story and someone asks about it, please don’t say ‘it’s only…’ because you never know when your book might change a life, or save a life. … All fiction can lift and heal. Words can illuminate the dark.”

Stop on by her post and you’ll understand why a writer should never say “it’s only.”


Fulfilling the #AtoZChallenge, the Midpoint

The month of April is half over and we’re at the midpoint of the #AtoZ Challenge. The theme I chose for the challenge is fantasy from A to Z. Settings, characters, and insights into the fantasy worlds of the Windmaster Novels, the Dragshi Chronicles, and a few words on the writing life.

Since the challenge takes Sundays off, the slot is being used to reflect on the topics covered so far. A list of posts for easier following of the challenge follows. I hope you’ll find a post or two of interest and that you’ll consider stopping by for the rest of the challenge.

~till next time, Helen

A is for Anastasia
B is for Broch
C is for Cailin
D is for Diovi and Daxa
E is for Eurichin 
F is for FATE
G is for Givneh
H is for horses
I  is for Imprisoned
J  is for Jardrese
K is for the Kapuna Tree
L is for Legend