Joseph E. Henning is an author born in the County of Los Angeles, California who moved to Maui, Hawaii in 2007. His debut novel, Adaptively Radiant, was inspired by city life versus island life experiences blended with a youthful passion for nature, folklore, and big adventures. He enjoys swimming, body surfing, traveling inner island, and a good weekend read.
Joseph is currently working on the final stages of story development for his second novel, a Mystery, Suspense Thriller which he will begin writing in the summer of 2019.
Adaptively Radiant is an adventure packed contemporary supernatural tale of discovery and exploration blended with folklore and a bit of magic.
A burning desire to express my imagination and creativity for big adventure storytelling
I have always enjoyed mythology ever since my youth but my preference is modern day versus a complete fantasy world. I believe it makes the reading experience more authentic. After all, one should never live too far in the past or too far in the future.
I have lived in Hawaii since 2007 and spent the first 30 years of my life in California. So, having personally visited many of the locations certainly helped. But, I also watched videos online, visited many websites, ordered books on the specific regions, looked at photographs, and generally gathered as much information as possible.
It was a blast. I spent countless hours researching mythology in Japanese, Hawaiian, and Native American cultures before selecting many of the mystical beings in the story.
Adaptively Radiant was written with the intent for all to enjoy, from mature YA/ NA to Adult readers. The story has zero drug or alcohol references, mild violence and subtle sensuality. Good clean literature and for that I am thankful and proud.
Fascinating. From the creative writing, to editing, publishing, marketing and promotion. A whirlwind of new and exciting challenges presented daily.
I enjoy writing 5-6 hours a day during the week with weekends off to relax although I never really stop thinking about it the story.
I am currently writing the manuscript for my second novel, a Mystery, Suspense/ Thriller in the Adult fiction genre with an anticipated release date of early 2020.