Lottie Gunderson Girl Scientist
is a series of early chapter books written to entertain and educate young readers. 


Books 1-4 are available


Book 1: Lucky Lottie


Book 2: Spotty Lottie


Book 3: Rocky Lottie 



Book 4:  Lakey Lottie














A special Thank You to Abby Bedford for her help with setting up this website! 

Friday, June 12 is AUTHORPALOOZA in Big Rapids at the Public Safety Building.  Oh, yes!  Ms. Hen will be there!

 This banner will accompany me when I'm at the

JOHN BALL ZOO gift shop

on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

I'm eager to meet folks, swap stories, and sign books!




If you grew up in Western Michigan, you have climbed on this bronze statue at the John Ball Zoo,  but did you ever wonder about who John Ball was?  You'll be amazed to learn about his remarkable, adventurous life.  Read this illustrated middle-grade (and up) biography, and you'll never look at his statue in the same way again.

61pp.  Non-fiction Biography with Michigan focus  


Available on and




All four Lottie Gunderson, Girl Scientist books are now available as ebooks!  You can immediately download Lucky Lottie, Spotty Lottie, Rocky Lottie and the newest book, Lakey Lottie on  The books will be available on Apple ibooks, Barnes and Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, and Kobo & everything else within the month. Only $2.99 per book. Print copies (with illustrations) of the first three books are also available on Lulu and Amazon. Print copies of Lakey Lottie will also be available within the month. Tell your friends! Please share!

Lucky Lottie,  Spotty Lottie, Rocky Lottie, and Lakey Lottie  

are available to purchase

on and on












Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.



Amy Henrickson has had a life-long love affair with words, paper, and books.  Feeding her affection, she began writing in earnest during the summer of 2009 when she first attended the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.  Since then, she has made the pilgrimage to Iowa every summer to commune with the writing tribe and has published three early reader chapter books about Lottie Gunderson, Girl Scientist:  Lucky Lottie,  Spotty Lottie, andRocky Lottie (all available on and  She is currently working on book number four,Lakey Lottie as well as a novel for adults.  She has also written essays, short stories and poetry and has most recently had a poem, "Once,"  published in Imagine This:  An Artprize Anthology.  Ms.Hen bravely left her job as a school library supervisor to pursue writing full-time and is eager to connect with readers and other writers


Guess what?  

You can "like" Ms.Hen's Pen on Facebook.  

Book SigningThe book signing event at Kent District Library Grandville Branch on October 2, 2012 was great fun.

Thank you to Kris and Patrice and everyone who attended.