Heather Henson

Heather Henson grew up in Kentucky and recently returned to her home state after spending many years in Brooklyn, New York, where she worked as an editor of children's books and a freelance writer. She now lives on a farm with her husband, Tim and three children, and is the author of several picture books and novels, including That Book Woman.

Books by this Author

Angel Coming
Dream of Night
Here's How I See It--Here's How It Is
Grumpy Grandpa
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be true to yourself.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Being a mom.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Amelia Earhart: What really happened? Did you crash into the ocean, or did you live on a deserted island for the rest of your life?

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Being a rock star.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When drivers don't use their turn signals.

Author Voices

October 14, 2010

Wow, it's been a busy couple of weeks.  I spent several days signing copies of my latest book, Dream of Night, at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Lexington, Kentucky.  People from all over the world traveled to Lexington to participate in many different equestrian events.  I signed books at both the Joseph-Beth Bookseller booth and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.  I also traveled to Cincinnati for the annual Books by the Banks Book Festival, a terrific event.  Got to share a table with Sharon Draper, fellow Atheneum author -- lots of fun!  And then it was back to WEG for one more signing before the closing... see more

October 05, 2010

Last night I signed books at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Lexington, Kentucky.  It was rainy and a little cold for Kentucky in September, but there were thousands of folks there, people from all over the country and all over the world.  Roaming the various pavilions before my signing, I heard many different languages being spoken.  The Games continue for the next two weeks, and I'll be signing books on Thursday, September 30 at the booth for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and their local branch, the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center.  Keep checking back for updates!  Also I head to Cincinnati on Saturday, October 2,... see more

October 05, 2010

I will be at the Books by the Banks Book Fair in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, October 2, sponsored by one of my fav book stores, Joseph-Beth.  This is the second year I've been invited, and the fair was a highlight last year, so I'm really looking forward to participating again.  Lots of great authors, lots of great books.  If you live near Cinci (a terrific little city, btw!) come and check it out!

September 20, 2010

I've just found out that The Kentucky School Media Association has chosen me to receive the 2010 KSMA Jesse Stuart Media Award, an award presented to an author/producer who has created outstanding media related to Kentucky. This was a huge surprise, as well as an enormous honor for me. Jesse Stuart was a writer whose work I deeply admire.  He was a poet and short story writer who spent his life living in and writing about Kentucky.  The awards are this Saturday, September 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.  I can't wait!