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Branded is a great suspense story about innocence lost. BISAC = Law & Crime. Hayden Heyer and the Twin Guardians is a wonderful tale about acceptance and love. BISAC = Love & Romance. Pick your favorite dph book at   www.dperduehenderson.com or www.amazon.com Get your copy now!! First2BooksWAuthor

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Next NaNoWriMo Compitition





It’s almost November and the next NaNoWriMo competition. I love this competition because it challenges my creative abilities. I am not sure if I will win this year, since I am also trying to get another book ready for release and finishing my final semester of school, but I will try. 

I have been thinking about a lake or a large body of water. I’ve been doing research on water myths and legends for ways to expand on this idea. Not much there for me at this time, but I will continue looking. To jazz it up, I may place a run away or hermit person in the story. Oh wait! How about an escaped prisoner to bring excitement to the page? Sounds intriguing already! Then again, I could always go with a person teaching a group of people, like Jesus did with the sermon on the mount.

I don’t know what I will do yet, but I do have the picture of a shoreline in my mind that I can’t seem to shake. Any research done prior usually has a boomerang affect on my writing, since I make it up as I go along. Pictures just appear in my head as I’m writing, that carry the story line further. I like to think of them as God assisting me. (This would make sense, since all written works are divinely given.) I guess both you and I will find out the outcome on December 1st. Only this time I know I don’t have to stop writing the story on November 30th, just reach 50,000 words.

Quick Quotes

twinCowboys2From the book Hayden Heyer and the Twin Guardians –

“That’s when I saw them. Walking down the hall in my direction was two of the most gorgeous specimens in the world, identical in every way and walking in unison toward me. They were confident, well built, and gorgeous. It felt like they were walking in slow motion just for me. They both had on matching powder blue T-shirts that looked a little tight, a pair of faded black jeans and a pair of boots that looked like snake. Why thy dressed alike I don’t know, but it definitely raised my blood pressure.”

This book is available on Amazon.com and Kindle. It can also be ordered from any bookstore by providing the ISBN number to the stores customer service personnel.

ISBN: 9780985895310.

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Goodreads Giveaway

I am excited to join with Goodreads, one of the largest social networking sites for readers. They allow readers to create book categories and swaps with others, who are interested in doing the same. It’s a great way to recycle books, instead of letting them collect dust on the shelf after being read. They get information from the readers view point and makes it available for others. Goodreads is not a book seller, but they do have over 190 million books listed in their database. They also have over 6 million members all over the world, plus they are on Facebook, Twitter, and I’m sure numerous other web 2.0 products.

One of the things I like about Goodreads is they take suggestions from authors on how to make their site better for both the reader and the author. The other thing I like is they assist authors with online book launches and other services like a publisher or marketer, but they are not. They also offer suggestions about future books the reader may be interested in, much like Amazon.com does on their website. I like this feature because it helps me advertise my books directly to people who may be interested in reading them.

There is another service I like, which I took part in, and that is the giveaways and drawings. Any author can donate their books to Goodreads for an online giveaway. I offered 3 copies of Branded to be given away on December 1, 2011. Goodreads will handle all the details for the reader during the giveaway entry. Then they supply the author with the addresses of the winners. The author mails out the books. If this is a success, I may donate more copies.

If you are interested in a free copy of Branded, go to Goodreads and become a member. Then enter the giveaway. Hopefully, you will get a free copy. Good Luck!

Hayden Heyer’s Class Schedule, Junior Year

Time  Class Teacher Room With Notes
8-8:50 Homeroom Ms. Green 202 Joe w/Karen, Aubree
9-9:50 Communications Media Mrs. Lathrop 312 Joe w/Claudia, Aubree, Mike
10-10:50 Geometry Mr. Grady 205 James w/Vanessa, Karen, Taylor, Wesley, Kevin
11-11:50 Lunch Available B100 Both w/Vanessa, Claudia, Aubree, Mike
12-12:50 Spanish 2 Ms. Fuentes 330 James w/Jessica Lambert
1-1:50 Study Hall Mr. Hinkle 108 Both w/Vanessa, Claudia, Aubree, Mike
2-2:50 Chemistry Mr. Whitlow 218 Joe w/Crystal.  James has Biology w/Mr. Hinkle during this time.

 

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Haunted by memories of the past, 16 year old Hayden Heyer (pronounced Higher) lives in a world where she feels invisible and insignificant, finding it difficult to fit in. Then she meets the Sparks twins during the first day of school and her life changes forever – Literally.

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Branded Review

Fantastic book, great read from first word to last. I highly suggest purchasing, reading and spread the word. If this only took 1 month to write, I can’t wait for the next book. I GIVE BRANDED ***** STARS

Writer’s Lament

Cat has become a huge part of my world these last 5 months. So much so, that I feel her absence now that the book Branded is published. I guess this is what they call Writer’s Lament or Writer’s Remorse.
Now that the writing is done, there is a big emptiness in my heart that I’m having a problem filling. Yet, it feels like she is always around. Maybe, I’m being haunted by a fictional character. I am constantly thinking about her and what she must be feeling or what she is going to do next. I miss her! Her inner strength, kindness, and passiveness draw us in like a magnet. We cannot help but feel compassion and empathy for her. I feel like I want to help her, even after she makes it back home. That could be why I miss her so much.
This is an interesting feeling to say the least. I might have to write a sequel, just so I can talk with her again and find out what her plans are for the future.

Update on MATC Interview

The meeting this afternoon with Wayne at the MATC Times went better than I anticipated. I gave him my entire story for the interview on how I started writing and how Branded came into being. I also told him a little bit about myself and my 20 years of theatre background.  He was quite impressed.
Afterward, Wayne showed me around and introduced me to a few of the newspaper staff members including Bob Hanson, the facility advisor for the paper. We talked and joked with each other. Then he surprised me and asked if I would be interested in having my book reviewed, in addition to the interview on me. Immediately, I said yes! (I have been looking for someone to review my book for some time. I just couldn’t afford to pay them to do it, so this would be perfect.) Bob instantly assigned the book review to Alex to handle and he and I ended up talking for awhile. He even purchased a book from me right then and there for his own personal use, so I offered to autograph it for him.
Another surprising thing happened while I was there. Wayne, Bob and I started talking and they asked if I would be interested in a position as a student reporter for the Times. I said yes, and Bob immediately handed me an information folder that I need to complete. I have been looking for a way to expand on my writing skills. This will also get my name out there in a different way. I just couldn’t pass up this opportunity. I will be attending classes at the downtown facility this summer, where they are located, so it works out perfectly.
I don’t know where all this is going to lead, but I have to say this, I am enjoying the ride. Thank You Jesus for opening doors.
*For those that don’t know, the MATC Times is an award winning newspaper.
Here is a link to that article MATC Times Wins Award.

Slavery in the 21st Century

If you thought slavery is a thing of the past – think again. It is very much alive in 2012 in every city, state, and nation in the world, and growing stronger every year. Human’s chained, beaten, intimidated, drugged, sold for profit, and held against their will. Why? Simple, the need and want is there to acquire people for profit and to provide a service.

Anti-SlaverySex Trafficking falls under the slavery category and it’s what I am trying to bring awareness too. You may think that something like this only happens in 3rd world counties to attractive women in their 20’s, probably for marriage, but that thinking would be wrong. Sex trafficked people are mostly between the ages of 8 and 20 of all races and in all nations. The most requested ages are children (boys and girls) between 12 and 15. Why? Because they are easy to manipulate and can fill the fantasies of sex offenders and sexual addicts, mostly through intimidation. How do they acquire these kids? Easy, they take them! Kidnap them from the local grocery store, movie house, mall, school, park, or any where they may be alone for a short period of time; a typical smorgasbord for the picking. Sometimes the parent is still around when it happens too. That’s right; the same children you see every day playing in your neighborhood can one day be abducted and forced into the industry, never to be seen again.

Slavery has been around for thousands of years and it looks like it is here to stay. Is it right? No. Is it fair? No. But who is going to stop it? Our counties leaders? What can they do? Every few years they are replaced in office and then whatever process that was started is put on hold or eliminated. WE need to get involved! WE need to remind whoever enters into office, that we are passionate about this subject and will fight to not have progress put on the back burner.

How was African slavery abolished? One person took a stand and said no, while others saw the slave as a person with feelings and not a thing. How was slavery abolished in Egypt? The same way; one person said this isn’t right. These are God’s people and he does not want them abused and treated as property. How was child war soldiers freed? Same way; one person said no, then another, and another until a coalition was formed, and it is still fighting today. The business of sex trafficking is not going to change anytime soon. Why? Because sex trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry. Why would they want to change? It’s easy money. Besides they can buy whoever gets in the way. But does it make it right? No. Is this what God wants? I doubt it. The only way slavery is ever going to end is if we “The People” raise our voice and take a stand for what is right and just. Someone needs to make the first move. I am, by starting a blog on this subject and letting people know this is not a fictitious problem. It’s very real and a lot of innocent children are the victims. Will it be easy? No. Will change happen overnight? No. Will people get hurt? Probably; but if we do nothing, then we stand for nothing. Our military fights to protect our people from foreign enemies every day. We need to do the same for the enemy already within our walls.

God placed the idea of my book Branded in my heart for a reason – he doesn’t like what is happening in the world today, especially to the innocent children. He wants us to get involved and stand our ground; to fight the war on evil. Would you like to see evil defeated? Slavery defeated? Then help me! Share this blog with others.

Now on Twitter



I’m learning how to Tweet right now in my #MKTG118 E-Business Principles class through @MATC_news. This is awesome! I could get use to this.
I could become a twitter pro. :)