Monday, October 11, 2010

Lesa Henderson's "Someone to Trust"

We're happy to have Lesa Henderson with us today talking about her book, Someone to TrustTo learn more about Lesa and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
LOL. I have so many characters, places and story lines living in my head at one time it’s hard to say exactly. My stories usually develop as I write them – I have my ending and work toward that. It was birthed from the rising issue of infidelity in the home and the heartache it can cause a little girl and the lack of trust that develops in that little girl as she searches for love as an adult. Of course, in Someone to Trust this compounded by a horrible mistake the heroine makes as an adult and a second betrayal by a man.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
Whew! I get tired just thinking about it. LOL. I actually wrote Someone to Trust about six years ago! I submitted the first three chapters and synopsis and the company requested the complete manuscript – which I gladly sent them. After about nine months I hadn’t heard anything from them so I made a polite inquiry. The manuscript had been lost and I was asked to resubmit via email this time. I did and the waiting game began again. This time a year went by and again I inquired – again it was lost. Unbelievable, I know, but it’s true. After a third submission it was rejected. I was totally disheartened and put the MS away. A couple of years later I heard about the White Rose Publishing and I felt prompted to get the MS out, dust it off, tune it up and submit it again. Someone to Trust by White Rose Publishing is the result.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
Okay this is embarrassing…there are many days – I’d rather pull weeds or paint the house (two things I despise) instead of write.

I have an incurable sweet tooth and the icing filled chocolate-chip cookie I describe in Chapter One of Someone to Trust is my favorite.

As a little girl I played Charlie’s Angels with my sister and best friend and I was always Kelly (Jacklyn Smith). I’ve been making up plots and story lines my whole life.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
 I’m working on YA novel with my daughter Tiffany as well as multiple articles and my husband Ken and I are working on our 4th Screenplay.

6) Where can fans find you on the Internet?
 Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Please enter me in this delightful book drawing.
    Merci, Cindi

  2. I'd like to settle into the new hammock I have upstairs in the game room with a bag of chocolate chip cookies and your book, Someone to Trust!

  3. I can't wait to read this

  4. Endurance--it paid off. Would love to win/read your book. Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  5. What a story about your manuscripts. Glad that you resubmitted it to another publishing house and it was accepted. Sounds like a very interesting and deep book. Please enter me in the giveaway.


  6. Kate Jackson was my angel of choice! LOL Don't even get me started on my sweet tooth. Thanks for doing the interview. Betrayal is such a hard thing, for both the betrayed and the betrayor. After all how do you go back and fix some things that are just unfixable.

    Amazed by Grace,

  7. I enjoyed your interview Lesa. You are a new author to me and I look forward to reading this book. I'm so sorry you had so much trouble with the first're far better off where you are now. We do have a love for sweets in common as well as writing interests. Thank you for this book giveaway and I appreciate the chance to win it. I hope I do.

    Sharing God's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  8. This book sounds great and I would love to read it


  9. thanks for the chance to read lesa's novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  10. Hi Lesa, So glad you had copies of "Someone To Trust" since they could not keep up with copy you sent them. I would love to read your book and hope I am the lucky one.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  11. Count me in as another sweet tooth! :-)

  12. I'd love to win this book! Please enter me in the giveaway.


  13. God's timing is always just right, I admire those who don't give up. I'd love a chance to win Someone to Trust.

  14. Wow I think you wrote this story about my life...or it seems like it...
    I can't wait to read this book...I'm sure it will bring up some feelings and memories but seeing how they dealt with it will be a great learning experience for me..
    Great post...


  15. I'd love to win.

  16. Wow. I've loved reading all of your comments and encouraging posts. Happy to see some fellow sweet tooths out there - or would that be sweet teethers??? Anyway... it's also great to meet another "angel" - I'm waving at Brandi, aka Kate Jackson, who also brought up the point of how difficult it can be for the person who did the betraying. This is so true and in Someone to Trust a character has to learn how to forgive herself and move on.

    Keep the comments coming. I wish everyone of you could win a copy!

  17. This sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I'm an e-mail subscriber.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  18. I would love to read your story! Please include me in the drawing.


    lr. mullin at live. com

  19. Please include me in this book giveaway. thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  20. Just have to say, when I played Charlie's Angels as a kind, I was always Kelly too! I know what you mean about making up plots. I was always the author of the "lets pretend" games growing up.

  21. We have a winner! Congratulations to Heidi. I wish you all could have won. Please pick up a copy anyway and drop me a line and let me know what you think!

    Thanks for the comments. Thank you Dawn for the opportunity!