Monday, July 22, 2019

Hello! I'm New Here!

Hello! I am super duper happy to be a new regular contributor to this site. Nice to meet you all.
Let me share a bit about my life and my writing.

Reading and writing have always been an important part of my life. My parents shared their love of reading with me. We visited the local library and bookmobile weekly. Newspapers, magazines and books were read everyday. I frequently positioned myself beside my parents and waited for them to finish reading pages of the newspaper and hand sections to me.

Literature classes in school were always my favorite. I was blessed with encouraging teachers who noticed my love of reading and writing stories.

#Reading and writing have always been an important part of my life #seriouslywrite @mimionlife

As an adult, I continue to have a great love for the written (or typed or spoken) word.

My husband (Alan) and I moved from Virginia to South Carolina in 2017. We had not planned on relocating. Yet when we learned our son and daughter-in-love were expecting our first grandchild, we made the wonderful decision to pack up our belongings and move from Mechanicsville, Virginia to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

The Low Country of SC is very different from Virginia. We are learning about lizards, alligators, flooding, hurricanes and more. Finding the best grocery stores for our needs, choosing physicians and meeting new friends has given us many opportunities to explore the area. We are blessed with caring, compassionate neighbors. Family from Virginia have been able to visit and explore the sights and sounds of the Low Country.



I write inspirational messages and pray the words will lead people to a closer relationship with God. My first children’s book, “Licky the Lizard” was published in 2018. The story is based on my personal experience with lizards. The way the small creatures jump from place to place and run faster than I can blink made me a little fearful. Pausing and remembering God created lizards
and God created people gave me a different perspective.

The lizards are fun to watch. I don’t want them to find a way inside the house but I do enjoy watching them from a distance.

The question is asked. “When is your next book coming and what will the story be about? I am considering a story about alligators. I’m putting on my thinking cap and waiting to see what happens.

Let’s keep in touch. Hope you’ll stop by and enjoy a read on the fourth Monday of each month. I’ll be here to share with you.

Our family motto is “It’s Always A Story With The Henderson’s”. Check out my website/blog
and read some of the interesting experiences.

Here are ways we can connect.

Website and blog : http://www.melissaghenderson.com
Amazon link to “Licky the Lizard”
Facebook : Melissa Henderson, Author
Pinterest : Melissa Henderson
Twitter : @mimionlife

Looking forward to getting to know you better.

Blessings,
Melissa Henderson

28 comments:

  1. Hi, Melissa! Great to see you here. I look forward t reading your posts! Can't wait to see where the alligators take you.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am writing about the gators today. :-)

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  2. I am grateful to get to know you, Melissa! God bless you in your writing!

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  3. Big changes can mean great writing opportunities! Love that your on this site. God bless!

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    1. God is blessing me with great writing opportunities. Thank you so much. :-)

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  4. Enjoyed learning a bit more about you and your writing journey!

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  5. Welcome to Seriously Write, Melissa! Looking forward to your posts. I used to have relatives in Mechanicsville and love Mount Pleasant! :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I am excited to be part of the team. :-) Small world. We still have family in Mechanicsville. Wonder if we know some of the same people?

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  6. Welcome to Seriously Write, Melissa! Your adventures in relocating sound familiar. We're settled now for awhile, but I'd love to live closer to our three grandsweeties. Did becoming a grandmother inspire you to write children's books?

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    1. Sherida, I have always enjoyed writing. I wanted to write the first book for grandson Rowan. :-) Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  7. We are so glad to have you join us, Melissa! Welcome! Looking forward to your posts. :D

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    1. Thank you Annette. I am so excited to be here. :-)

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  8. Welcome to Seriously Write, Melissa! I'm so glad you've joined the team.

    My grandkids have been enjoying Licky the Lizard!

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    1. Thank you Dawn. I am so happy to learn your grandkids are enjoying Licky the Lizard. :-)

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  9. Lizards are fascinating creatures. The book looks delightful! Welcome to the team, Melissa. Glad to have you. Your family motto warmed my heart... "It's always a story with the Hendersons" :)

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    1. Thank you Mary. Yes, our family has many funny stories. We have to laugh at ourselves. :-)

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  10. Sounds like life is a string of adventures since your move. May the Lord bless this new little part of your ministry.

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    1. Thank you Beth. Our family motto is "It's Always A Story With The Henderson's". :-)

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  11. Congratulations, Melissa. I have no doubt you will add value and great insight for us all to glean from.

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    1. Karen, thank you so much. I appreciate your encouragement.

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  12. Congratulations, Melissa! What a great group of people to be writing with! I've always wanted to visit the low-country of SC. I hope you're enjoying living there.

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    1. Thank you Jeanne. Yes, we are enjoying living here. Grandson Rowan turned 2 yesterday. We are so excited to be able to see him and his parents any time of the day. :-)

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  13. Oh alligators! I've seen a few when visiting the zoo and in Florida. I'm interested in seeing what story comes to you! They are like a giant lizards in a way. Nice to see you hear and learn about this special spot.

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    1. Thank you Lynn. Today, the alligator in the pond across the street is hiding. Landscapers are working around the pond. I hope the gator stays hidden. :-)

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