Eric Henson was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Although he has lived the majority of his life in New England, he currently resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Henson has always wanted to be an author. He loves the feeling of connecting his head to his hand and bringing a tale to life, watching it take shape before—and behind—his eyes, and allowing it to grow legs and run where it wants. However, his chosen profession is a double-edged sword with another sharper and more painful side…the jagged edge caused by severe dyslexia—a learning disability that impairs one’s ability to read, speak, and spell. Over time, as the itch—the need—to write remained strong, Henson managed to overcome many of these hurdles. Being an avid reader helped, as did his desire to inspire others suffering from dyslexia not to give up on themselves.
Over the years Henson has been inspired by many authors, most of them long dead by the time he was fortunate enough to discover them. Those influences include Stephen King, H.P Lovecraft, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Arthur Machen, Robert Bloch, Erckman- Chatrian, E. F. Benson, Robert Louis Stevenson, M.R James, Dean Koontz, Ambrose Bierce, Guy de Maupassant, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Simon Clack, James Joyce, Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, and Stephen J. Cannell. Like Poe and Cannell, Henson has learned it is not impossible to be a dyslexic writer. For that, he is forever grateful.