Saturday, April 21, 2018

Out and About with Helen

Helen Henderson, author of the Dragshi Chronicles, is asked the question, "You open your front door and find a penguin wearing a cowboy hat. What does he say?" The answer was posed by Anne Everett who hosts the answer


Find more on the Dragshi Chronicles on Helen's blog.  She is also participating in a 52-week, 52-post challenge covering her books, writing life and insights into her world.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Cover Reveal - First Change

Designing a cover. Do you want a tantalizing scene of the fantasy word? Your name is larger print that the title? Or a half-naked hunk?

These are a few thoughts that went into the design of the cover for First Change: Legends From The Eyrie. 

What made things more challenging was that this was the fifth volume set in the world of the dragshi. For those who haven't followed them, the dragshi are more than just a man or woman, but two beings—one human, the other a  dragon. The pair share one body in space and time and are able to change forms with the other at will. But be warned, a dragon form comes with more than just the freedom of the sky.

Unlike the four full-length novels which recounted the tales of the trader girl Anastasia and the Dragshi Lord Branin Llewlyn, First Change is a collection of several novellas and short stories. None of the tales are related other than they all take place in the world of the dragon shifters. The events take place in different eras with different characters. 

A cover design could use elements from all the stories or from just one. In the end, Fire and Ice was used as the basis for the cover design. The setting of the Nerelan equivalent of the Far East, a beautiful empress, and the green token that determined her fate were the elements selected. And so without more ado, here is the cover for First Change: Legends From the Eyrie.

For more information on the legends of the dragshi told within First Change, click on the cover. 

List of First Change ebook sellers at

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Four Stars For Hatchling's Vengeance

The clouds are gone, the nighttime sky is clear. It's time for stars. Four of them for Hatchling's Vengeance

Here's a snippit from the review.

Henderson "puts the reader right in the middle of the action, painting pictures vividly for their imagination. entertaining tale with plenty of dragon fun!"

Read the full review at InD'tale.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Just off the Press - Hatchling's Vengeance, Romance and Duty on the wing

Vengeance has two paths—death or love. And a long memory.'s Vengeance (Book 4 of the Dragshi Chronicles)

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Paperback: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Blurb:  Vengeance takes many paths. The cult leader, the Parant, means to have his. No matter how long it takes or how many innocents die, he will kill all dragon shifters. For those who the Parant commands, will vengeance yield to love and provide a path to redemption? Or will retribution decree the punishment for past acts be death?

For the last two unattached dragon shifters, their only weapons to save their kind are their swords—and love. Sometimes not even dragon fire and talons are enough to overcome the mind control wielded by the one called—the Parant.

Dragon shifter and follower alike stand on the knife’s edge with happiness and loss fighting to control the balance.

Click here for an excerpt.

About Helen:
Helen Henderson has 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 realm of fantasy, she is the author of two series: the Windmaster novels and the Dragshi Chronicles. Henderson describes herself as a tour guide to the stars, the Old West, and worlds of imagination and invites you to journey with her. The trip begins at

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Five Roses for Hatchling's Curse

Although the daffodils are the yards, it's not quite time for roses. Except for Hatchling's Curse which has five. 

Here's a snippit from the review.

"... a five-rose thriller/fantasy/romance."

Read the full review at Roses & Thorns.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hatchling's Mate Flies Out

From their birth, it was expected that the only two children born to the dragon shifters would marry. Unlike his female counterpart, no dragons sang a welcome at Talann’s birth and years later, although Lexii’s dragon twin had awakened, there was still no sign of Talann’s.

Haldric acquired his hatred of shifters not only from his relative, Lady Broch, the bandit leader who died at the hands of the dragshi, but his uncle Waljan, known to his followers as the Parant. The cult leader possessed the ability to turn men and women into his willing slaves. Haldric means to use his uncle’s power to bend Lexii to his own will. A dangerous plan for the Parant is as likely to turn on friend as a foe. Glyn, Lexii’s bodyguard, fights the growing attraction to Talann—and to keep hidden the secret no one could never learn.

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Excerpts and a free read of the first chapter available here

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Past and Present Blend in New History

Distribution expanded to ebook (December 1st) and additional sites. 

From the Back Street to Main Street...And Beyond chronicles the Society of Methodists of Middletown Point from its early beginnings with circuit rider preachers to the current congregation of the 21st century as the Matawan United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.

The work covers past events and people of the Monmouth County, New Jersey towns of Matawan Borough and Aberdeen Township to contemporary ones including the impact of 9-11-2001.

180 years in the making... 100 images.

Paperback Available at: Amazon   Barnes and Noble
Ebook: Amazon