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Upcoming EVENTS!

Come Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day!        Join authors Sheala Dawn Henke and Stephanie Morton for a day of fun, food, books and toys for all ages! November 9th from 10-2pm.                    Clothes Pony and Dandelion Toys in Downtown Fort Collins.

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Dare to Be Authentic’ Radio Show

November 28th, 2018 – with Mari Mitchel

Join author and educator, Sheala Dawn Henke on November 28th

Award-winning Radio show 

Produced and Hosted by Mari Mitchell 

On BlogTalk RADIO

Listen to Mari’s ‘Dare to be Authentic Radio’ weekly interviews with leading coaches, authors, therapists, authors, mentors, teachers, healers, doctors,
spiritual teachers and many others who boldly share how authenticity has enhanced their life.


Meet the Author

S.D. Henke


I’m Sheala Dawn Henke and I’m thrilled you’ve stopped by to visit! While you’re here, I’m excited to tell you more about myself and the stories I write. If you love books with a fantastical flare, squiggly twists, and nib-knobby turns, then you’ve come to the right place. A place in between, upside down and inside out of your imagination. A place where I hope you might be inclined to stay for a few winks. Because right here, in the tippiest, toppiest places could be where your hopes and dreams arrive.

My stories are never without the magic, love, adventures, and misadventures of courageous young individuals who must reach far and wide to discover what’s possible and achievable! These are tales of wonder where out of the dark we can see the light — altered, bent, and beautiful, these are the safe havens for every walk of life; every color, creed, and companion who ever believed in what is possible because…

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”   ~Audrey Hepburn

With so much to write and such little time, what  I can promise with wonders of words and tidbits of wisdom right here. I am passionate about bringing fantastical ideas to life. I write soul-affirming books that inspire individuals to seek their unique value and worth in this world! I’ve always loved collaborating with my student Muses who inspire the stories I write. They are the light on the page that brings every imagined world to life. Writing for kids, with kids is the best part of my job as an author and educator! Thank you for reaching out to let the light in!

From The Blog:

Watch Me WIP!

Watch Me WIP!

When I first came out of the closet with my writing, I became curious about the lexical concepts and terms synonymous with writers. Immersing myself in the logia of the writing community, I soon became proficient enough to comprehend some of the lingo bingo. One of my...

A Journal, A Friend

A Journal, A Friend

Recently, a beta reader for my young adult literary fantasy novel, Story Bends, asked about a specific sidekick McGuffin I planted in the narrative. “Why a journal?” My answer: The journal serves as a physical space to embody my main character’s unique internal...

Modern Mystic

Modern Mystic

My entire life I've been surrounded by the stories of The Mystic. My mother introduced me to tales of people who embodied spiritual unity beyond what is known or understood. These individuals encapsulated a certain kind of real-world magic for me. A magic, I...

A Bird’s Eye View: Posturing With a Point of View

A Bird’s Eye View: Posturing With a Point of View

“The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them,” says Rory Sutherland. Watch his talk At TEDxAthens here: https://www.ted.com/talks/rory_sutherland_perspective_is_everything#t-487481

Your Thin Places

Your Thin Places

“For it is in The Bends where the muddled memories wait.”


Imagination is greater than knowledge.

– Albert einstien

Upcoming Events

October TBA, 2018

Book Launch Event • Fort Collins, CO

Join author and speaker, Sheala Dawn Henke and The Write Muses to celebrate the publication of her latest novel, Story Bends.

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