D. Perdue Henderson

After 20 years of working as an assistant director and stage manager of multiple stage productions and dance concerts, and partaking in music, voice, and art, it was only logical that D. Perdue Henderson would become a novelist too. Her interest in character development and Why People Do What They Do, piqued her interest in psychology and sociology. After taking classes in these fields, and plenty of research, it gave her the perspective she needed to write about the more difficult subjects like abduction and depression, but in a way that is sensitive, yet entertaining. Every story captivates! You will think about the subject long after you finish reading one of her books. Her first novel Branded (CreateSpace, 2010) is a good example. It is a suspense thriller about a kidnapped child and lost innocence. A disturbing subject for some, but it is written in a way young adults can identify. Her second novel Hayden Heyer and the Twin Guardians (Twin Guardian Publishing, 2012) is the opposite – a fantasy romance with Christian themes. It introduces the reader to the basics of Christianity in a way non-Christians can appreciate, by putting it in perspective with the contrary and adding cute characters.

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May 08 2011

Branded Preface

     I was listening to the news and realized there are numerous children being abducted and raped today. That led me to thinking what those children would be experiencing while going through something so traumatic and what they would be like as adults, if they were forced to stay with their abductors. Also, what I …

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May 04 2011

Branded Acknowledgement

I would like to thank NaNoWriMo.org for allowing me to join their group and challenging me to write a 50,000 word Novel in 30 days. I want to thank my husband Allen for giving me the time and support needed to complete this project. Thank you to my dear friend Debi for being my cheerleader …

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Apr 29 2011

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 …

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Apr 27 2011

MATC Times Request for Story

I received an email from the MATC Times newspaper today wanting to know if they could do a story about the fact one of their students (me) wrote a book and had it published. Immediately I responded with yes. This is a great opportunity. Not only for me as an individual and student, but also for marketing …

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Apr 23 2011

Branded’s Dedication

The book Branded is dedicated to all the children who are abducted, raped, beaten, tied up, starved, caged, and drugged. The violence, fear and trauma they experience will never be fully comprehended. This book honors their inner strength, for they are the true survivors of the world.

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Apr 19 2011


Just found out that Branded is listed on Books-A-Million website, and available for purchasing. Yeah! The link is attached. 🙂 http://tiny.cc/zxrx6 

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Apr 18 2011

Keep in Mind Video

I love this video from Locash Cowboys called Keep in Mind.http://youtu.be/Y_GhhtLrXTg

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