Joyce Good Henderson
Look for me at the Dublin Irish Fair,
Employed full-time as an operating room nurse, I continued to write for magazines and journals, and work on non-fiction books. Starting a Successful Writing Business, my first e-book, came from my work with other writers, encouraging and helping them to meet their publishing goals. Experiences leading mission teams to South America led to the book Who Am I That I Should Go?
After twenty years of writing non-fiction, I decided to try my hand at fiction and wrote I Speak for Éire, and its prequel To Rule the Wind, both set in first Century Ireland. Not ready to leave that era, I wrote two time travels from the present back to Celtic Ireland, Wedding of My Dreams and Of Times There Were Before. I also put my Army nurse experience to work in Victoria’s Promise, and my history degree into Woven on Fate’s Loom.
Last year, I added another non-fiction 30 Days to De-Stress Your Stressful Life. I am currently working on a novel set in World War II France and contemporary Boston.
My goal to help other writers led to creating my own publishing company, Celtic Loom Books, which focuses on Celtic and contemporary fiction, and an imprint, Faith’s Loom Books, which carries inspirational, and educational books.
My writing career began as a sophomore in high school, with the sale of my first article to "Woman's Day Magazine." After high school, life got in the way and I didn’t return to writing until my late twenties, we I became the editor for a newsletter for a state-wide organization. Soon, I started my first book, co-authored with my mother, A Special Kind of Parenting, published by La Leche League International. I also began writing a column syndicated in five newspapers in Southern Ohio.
My next book, Children of the Kingdom, published by Thomas Nelson, came next, and I was hooked. My daughter and I collaborated on two science fair books: Strategies for Winning Science Fair Projects and So You Have to Do a Science Fair Project, published by John Wiley and Sons, and, then on Before You Call Mom, published by Write That Press.