A few years ago, frustrated by the ups-and-downs and inconsistencies of doula work, I cornered a friend who had told me about a college course she took where they wrote a novel. "It's time," I said. "Teach me your ways, O Wise One." And my friend directed me to Chris Baty's "No Plot No Problem" and the idea of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
Here we are, three years later, and I've written four full-length Young Adult fiction novels... and, drumroll, please... self-published a children's/middle grade novella titled "Daniel the Draw-er".
I write under a pen name, S. J. Henderson, not only to put a little distance between my doula world and my writing world, but because there's already an author named Jen Henderson who writes about weather (really?!). Go figure.
Anyway, Daniel is the story of a nine-year-old boy who discovers a magic pencil in his attic. Whatever he draws with the pencil comes to life, from rocket cats to pizza-baking robots. It's a witty read for the entire family, with zero potty humor (you're welcome, parents) and zero name-calling. I've given it a reasonable price so it can be easily shared and gifted.
I'm an independent author and would love your help spreading the word about "Daniel the Draw-er". Any ideas you might have are greatly appreciated!