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. Published fiction includes two fantasy series: the Dragshi Chronicles and the Windmaster Novels.
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 from historical adventures (written while listening to the Ashokan Farewell), westerns to western movie themes, and science fiction/fantasy to the lilting tunes of Celtic harp and flute.
I have a dark side--non-fiction where my published works cover antiques, history, and battlefield archeology. (Yes, I do know the subject and have participated in digs using both traditional screen and trowel methods and the new-fangled metal detectors.) I'm also proud of my local histories, "Matawan and Aberdeen - Of Town and Field" and "Around Matawan & Aberdeen," both published under the Arcadia Press imprint. And the newest, "From the Back Street to Main Street... And Beyond," the 180 year history of the Methodist Society of Middletown Point.
Join me as we journey among the stars, to the past both near and far, or to worlds of imagination. The trip starts at helenhenderson-author.webs.com.