Some of Sara’s Writings

Howie Wants to Play

In Howie Wants to Play beginning readers learn that God loves them no matter what. It's a lesson playful Howie learns after he makes some big messes. The fun illustrations match the tone of the story.

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Howie's Tea Party

Emma pretends Howie is Mrs. Brown and invites him to her tea party. Howie, I mean Mrs. Brown, sees all the cookies. Yum! Emma is about to discover what little puppies think about tea parties!

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Hook, Lies, and eDates

Freelance writer, Annie J. Cameron, is working undercover on an Internet dating site researching her latest assignment for Metropolitan Woman Magazine. Single mom and recent empty nester, Annie secretly hopes to find her own Prince Charming, but instead finds herself face to face with the best and the worst of her past.

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My Story

Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I'm Sara Stephens Henderson. I've been in the education field for over thirty years as a teacher and am currently the pre-kindergarten and elementary principal at a private school in Minneapolis.  I'm the author of the Howie books, an I Can Read series published by Zondervan in conjunction with Harper Collins. I have  authored articles featured in Focus on the Family magazine and have several short stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul books. In addition I've done short inspirational segments on a local radio station, and have written curriculum and plays for our school.

I recently wrote my first novel for women; Hook, Lies, and eDates; a humorous look at the online dating world for more "mature" women.

I owe my inspiration for writing to my fifth grade teacher, Miss Pascal. She saw a struggling student and praised a feeble attempt at writing poetry. She called me a writer when I was ten years old and I believed her.

When my children were very young I became a single parent. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but by the grace of God we all turned out okay. I've experienced miracles of provision and healing and watched God do what He said He would do...be the Father to the fatherless.

My goal is to continue writing as long as I can. I have done some speaking to various groups and would like to do more.

After writing Hook, Lies, and eDates, I abandoned the online dating sites but I am hoping to find Prince Charming disguised as a rancher somewhere in the suburbs of Minneapolis or Birmingham. Because everyone needs a happy ending, right?