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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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thawilsonMAG left a comment for Chris Henderson
Jul 15
Chris Henderson joined Edna Tollison's group

Amish bloggers and book giveaways

This will be a group where the ones that love to read the Christian Amish books and also for giveaways.  Please join!
Nov 18, 2014
Chris Henderson added a discussion to the group Writing Challenges!

Can You Write a Book in 30 Days?

November is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. It is a 30 day challenge to write the first draft of a book. I've just done a post featuring a writer who did it and the tips she has to complete the challenge. You can read it at More
Oct 23, 2012
Chris Henderson joined Darryl Erentzen's group

Writing Challenges!

A group for posing writing challenges, like writing in a certain style, or starting from a certain scenario, or a certain subject in so many words...No prizes, no glory, just kudos and cred, plus people reading and commenting on your work.An invitation-only group. Members can invite This group is open to all.See More
Oct 23, 2012

IronFist left a comment for Chris Henderson
"Hey Chris, I'm new follower of your blog and also bumped the blog with +1 on google+. When you get a chance visit and if you like it follow and + back. Thanks. IF"
Oct 3, 2012

Pauline L. Hawkins left a comment for Chris Henderson
"Chris, I am following your blog. My blog can be found at Thank you. Pauline"
Sep 13, 2012
Chris Henderson joined Wise Owl Book Giveaways's group


Welcome! This group is the place to find great books available for giveaway, and to list your website announcing your upcoming giveaways. Please be sure to also visit my website for reviews and more contests.See More
Mar 29, 2012
Chris Henderson added a discussion to the group Friends and Followers

Who doesn't love a FREE book?Post your giveaways here

Let others know about your book giveaways. If you post them here, I know I will link to them from my blog.See More
Mar 19, 2012
Chris Henderson added a discussion to the group About the Author - Author Interviews

How would you react if someone lifted your interview?

I just discovered that someone lifted my interview verbatim - including the title - and put it on their blog to help promote promote the author on another site. This was done without any note that it came from my blog, that I had written the interview, or even a link back to my blog. It was up there just looking like they had done it.I'd love to know how others would react.See More
Mar 14, 2012
Chris Henderson added a discussion to the group Children's Books

Who doesn't love a FREE book?Post your giveaways here

As I don't see this as a discussion topic, I thought I would add it here. I'll start with one of my own!Doing an eBook giveaway on my blog this week for Milly and the Chittens. This is a chapter book aimed at 7-10 year olds that deals with a young girl, whose room is so messy that it becomes a hatching-ground for mysterious garbage-eating creatures. Come read the interview with the author, Julie Scott, and leave a comment. You could end up winning a book! Read about the details at…See More
Mar 5, 2012
Chris Henderson joined Froggarita's group

Book Blog Giveaways

Are you having a contest on your blog? Then list it here so members can find them easily!
Mar 5, 2012
Chris Henderson added a discussion to the group Paranormal & Fantasy Addicts

Getting the Deal!!

Today I posted an interview with an author who just signed a movie deal. Read about the details at http://TheWriteChris.blogspot.comSee More
Feb 16, 2012
Chris Henderson joined Literary Escapism's group

Paranormal & Fantasy Addicts

For anyone who loves the fantastical element in novels whether it's urban fantasy, fantasy, paranormal romance, or even horror.
Feb 16, 2012
Chris Henderson added a discussion to the group Middle Grade Lit

Writing for the School Market

Just posted part 1 of 2 of an interview with a great children's writer. The first blog interview is on Writing for the School Market --An Interview with Children's Writer, Margo Sorenson. The second part which will post on Thursday deals with writing for the general children's market by this prolific writer. Drop by for…See More
Feb 7, 2012
Chris Henderson joined Rachel Seigel's group

Middle Grade Lit

A new group for anyone who has an interest in Middle Grade Lit from bloggers to writers to readers. Post your Middle Grade reviews here, and promote your middle Grade novels.
Feb 7, 2012
Caroline Miller left a comment for Chris Henderson
"Hi Chris, Got your request for the link to my blog.  Here it is: ; Thanks for asking.    "
Feb 1, 2012

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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
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Chris Henderson's Blog

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…


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…


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…


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…


Posted on April 4, 2011 at 10:46pm

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

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


At 1:21pm on October 3, 2012,

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



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


I am following your blog. My blog can be found at Thank you.


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

Hi Chris,

Got your request for the link to my blog.  Here it is:  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,
DM Yates
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.
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://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 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,
Ellen Harger


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.

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