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Dennis E. Hensley's Bio:

Dennis E. Hensley is the author of six novels, including the medical thriller The Gift (Harvest House) and a three-book mystery romance series he co-authored with Holly G. Miller under their pen name of Leslie Holden (also Harvest House). He holds four university degrees in communications, including a  Ph.D. in literature and linguistics from Ball State University, where he was named "Distinguished Doctoral Graduate in English."

Dr. Hensley has written eight textbooks of the craft of writing, ranging from How to Write What You Love and Make a Living at It (Shaw/Random House) to Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours (Macmillan).  He is director of the professional writing major at Taylor University Fort Wayne, where he is a professor of English.

Dr. Hensley has written six novels, 36 nonfiction books, more than 3,000 freelance newspaper and magazine articles, several recorded Gospel tunes, one stage musical, and several scripts.  During the 2001-2 academic year he served as "Distinguished Visiting Professor of English and Journalism" at Regent University, where he was honored as "Professor of the Year."  Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jerry B. Jenkins' Christian Writers Guild, he is in his 16th year as a member of the planning committee of the Midwest Writers Workshop, and he sits on the Journalism Advisory Board of Ball State University.

Dr. Hensley has been married to his wife Rose for 34 years.  They have a son, Nathan, 28, and a daughter, Jeanette, 25.  Dr. Hensley served as a sergeant in the United States Army during 1970 and 1971, including 12 months of combat duty in Viet Nam, where he was awarded six medals and five letters of commendation.