Arnold Henry, former NCAA Division I basketball player, is a nonfiction author, a motivational speaker and a skill development basketball trainer who strives to inspire youth through the use of his personal life experience. He was born on February 11, 1985 on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia where he was presented the 2001 National Junior Male Basketball Player of the Year award. Two years later, upon completing a post-secondary year at Massanutten Military Academy of Woodstock, Virginia, Arnold accepted an offer from the University of Vermont, where he became the first Saint Lucian freshman to achieve a full basketball scholarship.
In spring 2009, Arnold obtained his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. Arnold Henry has held multiple book signings and motivational speaking engagements in cities across Canada, England, Mexico, and Saint Lucia. He was one of the featured authors of Calgary’s 16th annual Wordfest. When he’s not writing or working on his public speaking skills, he’s volunteering his time using his words of empowerment to motivate foster kids and at risk youths of selected programs across the city.
Arnold has spoken at literary conferences, libraries and dozens of high schools in Alberta encouraging students to triumph over all adversities. Arnold has also been featured and interviewed by leading radio shows, TV programs, newspapers and magazines in Canada, the Caribbean, and the UK. Arnold now lives in Chestermere, Alberta Canada with fiancée and their son. Visit his website at www.arnoldhenry.com, follow him on Twitter and Instagram @arnoldhenry, or become a fan on Facebook at Author Arnold Henry.