Gary Henson


Software coder by day, story teller by night and as much weekend time as I can.
'Genome' is my first completed novel and I'm working on a humorous SciFi series called 'Arlo and Jake'.
I live in beautiful north central Texas with my lovely wife Debbie.
I raise a glass of Texas Red in your general direction!

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was 'Genome' in 2005/6. I originally wrote 'Genome' as a screenplay, hoping to get into movies. ;=)

After lots of 'no thanks' or no responses from agents, I realized that the movie industry is a very closed community. So I decided to convert the story to a novel. I never looked back.
What is your writing process?
I"m an outliner most of the time. I like to get a general sketch of the plot and develop some of the characters before I dive into the meat of the story.

I don't always know where the plot will end or if I'll change it along the way. I enjoy the 'ah-ha' moments of adding a new character here and there to make the story more interesting or throwing my heroes a curve ball.

I enjoy putting humor into the stories. Lots of action and adventure, but with comic twist whenever I can.

Mostly I write, then I rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.
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Where to find Gary Henson online


Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,300. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When Alan and Lizzie travel to the ghost town of 'Hardscrabble' Colorado, they are drawn to a special resting place, a cemetery hidden in a small grove of aspen. Why are there three graves locked behind a gate that cannot be opened? Why is there a tiny crumbling chapel next to the plots?
Arlo and Jake Lost Partner
Series: The Adventures of Arlo and Jake. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,110. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
It was supposed to be an R&R stop for the crew of the FTG Triumph, the Federation of Thirteen Galaxies' premier Battleship. The recreation planet L'Vega has something for everyone. Floor shows, gambling, stellar restaurants and time to relax. Then the lights go out for Arlo! He's been lizard-napped! Join the adventure again as Jake tries desperately to find his Partner.
Arlo and Jake Galactic Boot Camp
Series: The Adventures of Arlo and Jake. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,610. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The adventure continues as our heroes, Jake and his telepathic chameleon 'Partner' Arlo, are shipped to Camp Balator, a Federation of Thirteen Galaxies (FTG) boot camp, reserved for the cream of the crop recruits. The training is designed to push recruits to their limits and beyond. Arlo and Jake make new friends, new enemies and try to stay alive!
Arlo and Jake Enlist
Series: The Adventures of Arlo and Jake. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,400. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Jake's retirement consists of beer, brats, watching beach bunnies pass by his patio deck and trading wisecracks with Arlo, his pet chameleon. OK, so it's a one-sided exchange, Jake doesn't mind. Book One, 'Arlo and Jake Enlist', follows the adventures of our dippy duo as they are snapped off the beach and into service as ABSs (Able Bodied Spacemen). Wait till you meet Pixie and Captain Starla!
Genome A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,400. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
This is a ghost story with a techno twist! If you could change your DNA to see ghosts, would you? Ghosts, a handsome genetics researcher, a beautiful medium and a sexy Artificial Intelligence take you on a journey to find lost love and solve a murder. There is more to the cemetery than you can see...

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Smashwords book reviews by Gary Henson

  • Starfarer on July 29, 2013

    Starfarer is a nice 'what if' story with nice turns and twists that kept me interested. I'll explore more of Mr. Reimer's stories.