Sara J. Henry and her four dogs.

When is the wrong thing to do the right thing? If the wrong thing makes everything work out fine, was it the wrong thing to begin with? How does one know the difference? Intuition. Knowing something without knowing why or how is one of the mysteries of human experience. This week in #litchat we’re discussing intuition.

On Friday, February 25, author Sara J. Henry joins us to discuss her debut novel, Learning To Swim. Set in the triple locations of upstate New York, Vermont and Ottawa, Learning to Swim is a triathlon of mystery and self-discovery with a hint of romance. What would you do if you saw a child falling overboard from a ferry in the middle of a frigid lake? Female protagonist Troy Chance doesn’t think twice before diving from the side of the ferry and swimming to the child’s rescue. Troy’s choices immediately following the rescue ignite a fuse of intuition that threatens to consume her self-controlled life.

Henry grew up in Oak Ridge, Tenn., graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Carleton University in Ottawa, Ont., and in between took journalism classes at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Like her character Troy Chance in Learning To Swim, she has been a sports feature writer for magazines and newspapers, including the Longview Daily News and the Tri-City Herald, both in Washington state. Also like her main character, she once lived in Lake Placid, N.Y. in a house with a lot of roommates, and worked as sports editor at The Adirondack Daily Enterprise in nearby Saranac Lake, and freelanced for magazines.

Follow Sara J. Henry on Twitter at @sarajhenry.