Heather Henson

Heather Henson lives on a farm in Kentucky with her husband and three children, and is the author of several critically acclaimed picture books and novels, including the Christopher Award–winning That Book Woman and Dream of Night.

Books by this Author

The Whole Sky
Lift Your Light a Little Higher
Angel Coming
Here's How I See It--Here's How It Is
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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’s your fantasy profession?

A. Being a rock star.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Warm blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not traveling more when I was younger.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I am afraid of spiders.

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!