Good morning, dear reader! Thank you for joining us on this lovely Saturday. I’m excited to have author Melissa Henderson with me this morning. Melissa is talking about the writing process and her children’s book, Licky the Lizard. Let’s begin with rituals.
Do you have any interesting writing rituals?
Melissa: Most of my writing happens in the upstairs home office. A double window looks out to a pond across the street. Before writing begins, I pray and ask God to give me the words He wants me to share with the world.
What is Licky the Lizard about?
Melissa: Licky the Lizard is about overcoming fears of the unknown. Based on my true life experience with lizards, I have learned not to be afraid of them because they are created by God, just like I am created by God. He loves all His creations.
He does love His creations! 🙂 What is your favorite part of the book?
Melissa: My favorite part of the book is when the lady (who is somewhat based on my own personal experience) in the story pauses to consider how Licky feels. Licky is afraid of her and she is afraid of him. Through thinking about Licky’s feelings, the lady realizes she doesn’t need to be afraid.
Sounds nice. Is there a message in your book you hope readers will grasp?
Melissa: I hope readers will grasp the message that we are all created by God. There is opportunity to love and share love in every moment.
So true! Looking forward to the release. Where can readers find you online?
Melissa: Readers can find me at:
Amazon-Licky the Lizard
Licky the Lizard is one nice lizard, and just like you and me, he’s one of God’s own creations. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget that we’re really all the same—because He created everything in our world. We feel afraid because of our differences.
Melissa Henderson and her husband Alan live in coastal South Carolina. She was taught the love of reading and writing at an early age by her parents. Melissa continues to write Christian stories and also, enjoys writing her blog.