The land is called Dragonswold, but the dragons are all dead…or are they? A young woman holds the key to resurrecting their legendary power. The shadows are filled with those who would do anything to claim the magic for themselves.

J.L. Henker – Cave of Whisper (Coming Late 2023)

About Me:

Writer, blogger, lover of fantasy creatures, especially dragons. Currently revising/editing a high fantasy novel (Cave of Whispers), querying Fantasy/Sci-Fi short stories and collecting vintage cookbook for a retro cookbook project. My career has included book seller, used/rare book buyer and bookstore manager. Certified book geek.

JL Henker Author

Besides creating fantasy worlds, I evaluate estates for people who have inherited libraries from a family member. I sort out the collectible titles, advise on what to donate and sell/auction those books they don’t want to keep.

When not buried in books and editing, I spend time with my family (my granddaughter is a special joy) and hike various parks in northern California with my partner Diane. We especially love Point Reyes National Seashore. I’m a cat mom to an opinionated ginger named Leo.


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Not a Pipe Publishing Stories (Within) Flash Fiction Contest (July 2022) – 2nd Place

Read Winning Entries

Open Your Mouth – A Benefit Anthology

Listen to my interview at the Launch Party,
April 22, 2022.

Proud to have my speculative fiction short story ‘Corporate Baby’ selected for Open Your Mouth, a benefit anthology to support the National Women’s Law Center.

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Leo the Magnificient

Author & Cat Servant