Chris Henderson
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Adding a Guest Blogger...

I do weekly interviews on my blog and occasionally add a guest blogger who has similar content. My blog is about writing tips. Is there anyone who would be interesting in doing a guest blog on my…Continue

Tags: blogging, guest, tips, writing

Started Apr 18, 2011

Hello, I'm a writing addict. Are there other writing addicts out there? State your name and admit your disease!
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I have tried so hard, but I have come to realize that I am powerless over…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzy Henderson Jul 11, 2012.

 

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About Me:
I am an avid reader and have always been. My picture shows just a few of my favorite books. They range from mysteries, political thrillers, science fiction (but only the classics like Asimov, Heinlein or Clarke),and "at home" books (Jan Karon or Debbie Macomber) that make you feel you are a part of the local community. I also love fiction and "faction" books on Ireland - which is one of my favorite places to visit. I would love to live there for months at a time!

I am not a keeper of books. I read and recycle. I give my books to my local library book store so they can sell them again to others. I'm usually picking up something "new" there as often as I am in the other parts of the library. I can get lost in a library or a bookstore for hours. I do, however, keep my travel books as they remind of the wonderful places I've had the opportunity to visit.

I currently read lots of children's picture books as you will note in my list of reviews. I like to see what is currently selling and how my stories can fit into the mix as I write children's books. I also read many books on writing to improve my craft.

My three favorite children's books are:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. My favorite quote from this book is "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. I love this book of poems as it was a book my mother read to me as did her mother. One of the great verses from that book is "When at home alone I sit and am very tired of it, I have just to shut my eyes to go sailing through the skies. To go sailing far away to the pleasant Land of Play." What a wonderful way to think about daydreaming to another time and place!

Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. I can't pick a single quote from this book as I love the whole concept of the book. I think this book should be given to every high school and college graduate. Seuss describes the paths you'll take as you are out on your own. Some will be good, bad, or even scary but you still need to march forth and make your mark. The last words in the book are "Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So ...get on your way!

I am blogging about my experiences in writing and interviewing other writers as to their successes and tips. You can read about it at
my blog
If you are a blogger (required), or have a website:
http://thewritechris.blogspot.com

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Heinlein is still a master no matter what the timeframe. A Heinlein Trio by Robert Heinlein

I picked up this book from a library book fair, it had been awhile since I had read a Heinlein and I wanted to read some classic sci-fi from one of the masters. It’s three of his stories.

The Puppet Masters – The story of an alien attack on our world where the aliens act as parasites on humans taking over their thought processes and actions. They…

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Posted on April 28, 2011 at 6:44pm

An Easter Egg Hunt by the Book

Today I'm reviewing the book,The Great Easter Egg Hunt by Michael Garland

 

This is one of several in the “Look Again” book series by the author. This means you get more for your money than just a nicely told tale. The book is both written and illustrated by Michael Garland and he packs a lot into his…

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Posted on April 18, 2011 at 7:14pm

Easter Reads for Kids: Last One in Is A Rotten Egg! by Diane De Groat



Each time I read one of these “Gilbert and friends” books, I’m always amazed how a children’s writer can give such a lovable characterization to an opossum – one of the least friendly looking creatures. In this book, once again Gilbert is showing his friends what it means to be a true friend. As the book deals with the traditional yearly Easter egg hunt, the…

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Posted on April 7, 2011 at 12:37pm

On Reading and Writing Children's Books

I do weekly book reviews almost predominately about children's books. I do this on a weekly basis.Here's the one for this week...

 

The ABC’s of Writing for Children complied by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff

When I saw the title of the book, I thought I would find a book that gives you step by step instructions for how to write for children from various authors. That is not what…

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Posted on April 4, 2011 at 10:46pm

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At 1:22pm on July 15, 2015,
Author
thawilsonMAG
said…

At 4:54pm on April 11, 2013,
Blogger
Michelle Newby
said…

Hi Chris, I like your blog, especially the local content. I have followed, would you please consider following me at www.TexasBookLover.blogspot.com? Thank you so much!

Michelle

At 1:21pm on October 3, 2012,
Blogger
IronFist
said…

Hey Chris, I'm new follower of your blog and also bumped the blog with +1 on google+. When you get a chance visit http://iron2112fist.blogspot.com/ and if you like it follow and + back.

Thanks.

IF

At 9:54am on September 13, 2012,
Author
Pauline L. Hawkins
said…

Chris,

I am following your blog. My blog can be found at http://paulinelhawkins.com. Thank you.

Pauline

At 1:24pm on February 1, 2012, Caroline Miller said…

Hi Chris,

Got your request for the link to my blog.  Here it is: http://carolinemillerbooks.tumblr.com.  Thanks for asking.

 

 

At 7:27pm on January 2, 2012, Caroline Miller said…

Hi Chris,

 

I just found what looks like a friendship request.  I don't come to the site everyday though I see i'ts active and I joined about a week ago.  Happy to friend you.  Not clear yet how to do that so this is a response so you know I'm not ignoring you.  Facebook provides a space to say yes to requrests, but i don't see it on this site. Sof if you could give me a clue, I'd be happ to say yes.

At 12:17pm on August 20, 2011,
Author
DM Yates
said…
Hi Chris.  I noticed you are a writer.  I've started a group called Writers of Mass Distraction.  We have just 13 members.  I want to keep the group small so we can get to know each other and help each other with our works and promoting.  Please take a look and see if it's something you'd like.
At 9:08am on July 27, 2011, Lauren Carr said…
Hi, Chris. Thanks for befriending me. I've been trying to send you a message, but Book Blogs seems to be having an issue. Message won't go. E-mail me when you get a chance. writerlaurencarr@comcast.net.
At 9:31pm on June 13, 2011, Blessed Beyond said…
Hello and nice to meet you here on book blogs. I am Aleja Bennett Author of 8 paper back and 6 on kindle. My blogs are very inspiring,http://stopabusewithaleja.blogspot.com http://bestbooks2read.blogspot.comJust stopping by introducing myself and if there is something that you need to read or need a follower, I do by all means follow back just send me your links. What a story to share after all that I've gone through, survived and lived. Please like my fan page on | Facebook http://sl3.us/51 by all means do stay in touch when you like because I know what a busy life is like.
Enjoy the book video
At 11:30pm on June 12, 2011,
Author
Ellen Harger
said…

Chris,

I just discovered you through your post to Network Your Blog. I enjoyed the guest post by Tracy Krauss. I also love the soothing colors of your blog. I'm going to enjoy getting to know your site.

You can visit me at www.mymotherstuttered.blogspot.com

Cheers,

Ellen

 
 
 

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