Clifford Mae Henderson

Clifford Mae Henderson, a multiple-award-winning novelist, is the author of five novels about families and healing, the most recent being Perfect Little Worldsa novel set in Santa Cruz during the Loma Prieta Earthquake, and winner of a Golden Crown Literary Award.

Other awards include an Independent Publishers Book Award, a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, and a Rainbow Award. She is particularly proud of the audiobook of her novel The Middle of Somewhere, featuring her voice.

She writes for the love of writing, and loves encouraging others to follow their literary dreams through her writing salons which she has been leading for over 15 years. 

When not writing, she and her wife run the Fun Institute, an improv school for adults. To find out more about Clifford’s endeavors, visit 

We’re so excited that Clifford Mae Henderson will be leading our year-long virtual writer’s group: The Writer’s Craft Workshop!