About S.D. Henke

Fantasy/Fiction Author

My Story

A Few More Tidbits…

I began making my first connections to story in the early days of my own childhood. Raised by my mother who ran an in-home daycare was where my imagination could run free and unencumbered. It was a safe zone and I learned from that experience the power of unconditional love.

But my story wasn’t always filled with happy ever afters, and I came to understand that there are some sorrows and trauma that are part of all of us. As love and joy are universal, so is pain and suffering. Through the magic and alchemy of story, we can reach farther and heal our wounds.

I started my teaching career nearly 20 years ago and knew from the moment I began that this was my true calling. Teaching was in my bones and so, naturally was the little nip of my conscience for storytelling. I work to build strong, long-lasting relationships with my students. In fact, I began on this path toward a writing career because of the imprint they’ve had on my spirit. What I didn’t know was what the Muse had in store for me as the children I still come into contact with today continue to inspire the stories I write.

My greatest loves are exploring nature and spending time with family and friends. Whether I’m splashing it up on the local reservoirs, rafting down the Poudre River with my husband, two boys, and our dog Sophie, or shaping young minds in my classroom, I consider myself lucky to call Fort Collins, Colorado my home.

Book Trailers

Story Bends

What is your only escape from death was to meet it halfway? Watch the trailer for her latest novel and enter the fantastical realm of The Bends where the muddled memories wait.

IDEA 33- A Regeneration

Learn more with the introduction of the first installment of her Young Adult Eco-fiction series and the world of

IDEA 33.

Coming Soon…

In a retelling of the classic Magic Paintbrush by Demi, Painting Half the Sky is a Fantasy for all who believe in the healing powers that guide us from within.