Houston author Patty Henderson not only inspires fantasies of romance with her writing, but she also inspires people to their achieve success through their own mental abilities.
Welcome back to the Houston Examiner, Patty. Your writing career has taken an interesting turn. Do you consider yourself a romantic or just a darned imaginative writer?
I would say I’m a creative writer. I can start from the middle and work the plot around one scene. It depends on my quirky imagination!
How many books did you write before selling your first one, and how did you deal with rejection?
I sold my first book, THE GIFT OF DECEPTION, so initially I did not experience rejection. However, since that time, I take it as a lesson learned, a chance to delve into the story deeper for what’s missing, expand my vision to see it from another’s perspective. It’s fuel for engaging further with others and myself.
Did you have an agent for that first sale? If not, do you have one now and has it made it easier to sell your work?
I didn’t have an agent but am pursuing one. There are more doors to be entered but you have to have an agent to get it to open.
Your latest book is a work of nonfiction. Where did you get the idea for it?
In my latest, CREATE THE LIFE YOU LOVE THROUGH INTUITION AND INTENT, I have been studying metaphysical science for the last couple of years and, after publishing my book, THE GIFT OF DECEPTION, I wanted to motivate others to follow their passion by listening to their inner voice a/k/a intuition. It was time to go that direction.
How would you describe the personality of this book?
The personality in this book is of supportive reflection and encouragement.
Most of us don’t run into truly villainous people in our real lives but perhaps we do find villains within ourselves. What have you found to be the worst personal villains?
The villains would be self doubt, negative input, complacency.
Out of all the characters you’ve created, which one would you most like to know in real life?
I know that with the power of intuitive, spiritual belief I can move forward and do all that I so choose if I pursue it aggressively with passion and faith. I know in moving forward, myself, with inner guidance, it will be an awesome 2010!
What is your latest writing news?
Aside from this interview? My book is presently being considered by Cori Deyoe of 3-Seas Literary Agency.
Congratulations on taking your career in such interesting directions. Where can readers keep up with you on the internet these days?
www.pattyhenderson.com or on Facebook (Patty Henderson) or on Twitter (PattyeHenderson )