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Subject: Author Dee Hendersen
Date Posted: 6/4/2009 12:53 PM ET
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I was wondering if anyone knew what had happened to Christian Author Dee Hendersen?

In 2006 she had a very active website and a new book release.  Since then, nothing.  Her web site has changed and is now very generic and if you email her you get no response.

She was my absolute favorite author and I've been wondering for a long time what happened to her. 








Date Posted: 6/4/2009 1:50 PM ET
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I was wondering the same thing. She used to have a great website and update it constantly. Wonder if she ever wrote any more books?

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 2:29 PM ET
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I've been wondering also...I loved her books.

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 8:35 PM ET
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My bet is Deborah K. (beatccr)  will know if she checks this...she's always a big help :)  You could always send her a PM, I'm sure she wouldn't mind. 

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 10:39 PM ET
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I didn't realize she'd dropped off the radar! I love her O'Malley series. I haven't finished them all yet, but I love them!

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 10:45 PM ET
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I hope she finishes the new series. The first book was VERY good, but left you hanging on a few threads. The title was one of the phrases from the "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" prayer, but I can't remember which. one.

Date Posted: 6/5/2009 7:28 AM ET
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I did notice that she hasn't released any new books for several years.  I've read all her books and they were all excellent.

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 11:20 AM ET
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"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" doesn't sound like a Dee Henderson book.  If I'm not mistaken, that one was written by Patricia Rushford, and it's part of a mystery series.

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 3:10 PM ET
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Dee did release a book with the title Before I Wake which is what Chandra was referring to, I believe. The title is a line from the prayer.

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;

Should I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 3:13 PM ET
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The book that  Chandra mentioned is Before I Wake, published in 2006. Description (from CBD):

The sheriff of Justice, Illinois, is hunting a killer. Women visiting town are being murdered, tourists in nice hotels, money still in their billfolds, jewelry still on the dresser. Quiet kills--they go to sleep and never awaken. The sheriff is not pleased to find the new detective in town, Rae Gabriella, working the case on behalf of one of the families. She’s staying in the same hotel as one of the victims--and her looks suggest she could be the next victim.

Good book but I wish there was a sequel!

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 3:26 PM ET
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I wish there was a sequel also. Her books are some of the best Christian mystery and adventure books out there. I really enjoyed Before I Wake.

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Date Posted: 6/9/2009 10:09 PM ET
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My sister and I were just discussing Dee Henderson's books last week!  We were wondering what happened to her??? 

We also enjoyed Before I Wake, as well as, The Witness.  It sounded like the beginning of another potential (great) series.  All of her books are great reads!

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 8:12 PM ET
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If anyone finds out what happened to her please let the rest of know. she is among my all-time favorite authors...

Date Posted: 8/29/2009 8:56 PM ET
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I was wondering if anyone had an update on Dee Henderson?

Date Posted: 8/29/2009 9:14 PM ET
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well i emailed her about a month ago for a feature I'm doing on my blog, and asked her if she would be willing to particpate and she replied back saying due to her schedule she would not be able to.

have no clue if that means writing a new book or what.

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 6:55 PM ET
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Caution to others out there.  I bought Kidnapped by Dee Henderson only to discover it was one of her previous books I had read now republished under another name.  I find it so frustrating when that happens.  I know it is not always up to the author, but I'm sad that a Christian publisher would do it.