Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

Its Always A Story With The Hendersons

Super Exciting News for Readers

I am super excited to announce that I have a story in the new anthology “Charleston Light: Stories Inspired by Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse”. The book contains eight novellas written by authors who belong to the South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

The inspiration for each unique story in this anthology came from the Charleston Light lighthouse on Sullivan’s Island. My husband (Alan) and I attend church on the island and enjoy learning the history of the island and the people. The writer’s group toured the Charleston Light lighthouse area and agreed this would be great material for stories.

My story is “Second Time Lighthouse Love”.
After two years, widow Lana Pierce continues to grieve the loss of her beloved husband Stan. When the older woman finds a mysterious notebook left on their favorite bench, she wonders if this could be a secret message intended for her. Is another “forever love” possible?

One of the extra special ideas came when the writers discussed how proceeds from sales of the book should be handled. As a group, the decision was made to donate all proceeds to SOUL (Sanctuary of Unborn Life). Dianne Miley, a chapter member of our group, and anthology contributor, is the Founder of SOUL. This faith-based non-profit group provides support, mentoring, and housing assistance for local pregnant and new mothers in need. More information about SOUL can be found on their website.

Now for more exciting news. I am putting together a launch team for the book. Would you please consider being part of this launch team? There are several ways to help.

Read my short novella for free and write a review and post it on Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub. Hopefully, you will enjoy the story and want to purchase the entire book.

Pre-order the anthology ebook. The ebook is $2.99 on Amazon now. The normal price is $4.99, which is still a good deal.

Share this Preorder on your social media. Tell your family, friends, and yes, strangers, about the book.

If you decide to be on my launch team, please read the story by April 14th. All reviews should be posted by April 17th. Amazon will not allow reviews until April 14th.

If you are interested and available to read my novella, please email me at I’ll be happy to send you a free pdf of my story.

Perhaps you would like to purchase the ebook without being on the launch team. Here’s the link to pre-order.

Have a blessed day and look for lighthouses,
Melissa Henderson aka Mimi

  • Barbara Harper
    Posted at 18:41h, 20 March Reply

    Congratulations, Melissa! I love the Charleston area, and have visited many times, though not to the lighthouse.

    • Melissa G. Henderson
      Posted at 19:56h, 20 March Reply

      Thank you Barbara. This is truly a very unique area. Have a blessed week! 🙂

  • Kimberly Rose Johnson
    Posted at 22:42h, 20 March Reply

    Congratulations on your upcoming release! I look forward to reading it.

  • Leigh DeLozier
    Posted at 09:04h, 21 March Reply

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful news!

    • Melissa G. Henderson
      Posted at 12:44h, 21 March Reply

      Thank you. I’m very excited about this anthology. Have a blessed week! 🙂

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 15:57h, 21 March Reply

    Congratulations, Melissa!❤️

    • Melissa G. Henderson
      Posted at 16:12h, 21 March Reply

      Thank you so much Jill. This is a fun project. Have a blessed week! 🙂

  • Melinda Viergever Inman
    Posted at 18:42h, 21 March Reply

    This looks so intriguing! I’m guessing you’ll have many sales in your region given your excellent writing as well as the other writers’ addition. Thank you for sharing with us, Melissa.

    • Melissa G. Henderson
      Posted at 22:03h, 21 March Reply

      Thank you Melinda. Your encouragement is truly a blessing. 🙂 Have a blessed week!

  • Katherine Pasour
    Posted at 13:15h, 22 March Reply

    Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful book and I look forward to reading. Emailing you.

    • Melissa G. Henderson
      Posted at 23:11h, 22 March Reply

      Thank you so much Katherine. I appreciate your encouragement. Have a blessed week! 🙂

  • Jessica Brodie
    Posted at 17:55h, 22 March Reply

    Congratulations! Your story sounds really good, and I love that the book proceeds will support such a great cause. I’ll be on your launch team! Emailing you now. 🙂

    • Melissa G. Henderson
      Posted at 23:12h, 22 March Reply

      Thank you so much dear friend. I appreciate your help and encouragement. Have a blessed week! 🙂

  • JD Wininger
    Posted at 01:39h, 23 March Reply

    I’ve seen the lighthouse once, but I want to help in every way possible my friend. Rolling up my sleeves.

    • Melissa G. Henderson
      Posted at 11:54h, 23 March Reply

      Thank you dear friend. Send me your email and I’ll send you my story. 🙂 Have a blessed day! 🙂

  • Lynn J Simpson
    Posted at 17:54h, 23 March Reply

    Congratulations Melissa! It sounds like a wonderful project to be involved in.

    • Melissa G. Henderson
      Posted at 18:09h, 23 March Reply

      Thank you Lynn. I’m super duper excited about the project. Have a blessed week! 🙂

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