• Welcome
    Hello and welcome to my website.
    I hope you'll enjoy finding out about me
    and my work. Don't forget you can
    follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
    Click the icons at the top of the page.
    Barbara
  • Exciting News
    I've just signed a new
    publishing contract for my
    YA novel, The Misper. For
    more, see my news page
    – and keep watching this space!
  • A New Litter of Piggies
    My second crime novel, This
    Little Piggy, has been reproduced
    as a large print book and
    as an audiobook. As with my
    first novel, In Too Deep, the
    book has a new and eerie cover.
    Actress Alexandra Whitworth reads
    the audiobook, as she did with
    In Too Deep. For more details
    go to my news page.
  • Academic Award
    I've been made a Fellow of
    the Higher Education Academy. This
    is a very prestigious award that
    is made in recognition of teaching
    experience and evidence of good practice.
    Big thanks to the Open College
    of the Arts who supported
    me in this.

Welcome to my website

Bea Davenport is the writing name of journalist Barbara Henderson. A print, TV and radio journalist for many years, my work has often inspired my writing. My adult crime/suspense novels, In Too Deep and This Little Piggy are published in paperback by Legend Press
My first children's novel, The Serpent House, which was written as part of the Creative Writing PhD I successfully completed at Newcastle University, is published by Curious Fox. My second children's novel, My Cousin Faustina, is published by Readzone. My YA novel, The Misper, is to be published in autumn 2017.

Take a look around my site and do follow me on Twitter and Facebook!

My Tweets

 
Radio Picture by Margaret Eagle-Clark , Book picture © Cameron Maddux

Book of the Moment

The Girls

by Emma Cline

 

Writing Advice

Mslexia magazine

Writing magazine

 

Help! I Need a Publisher!

The Writers' Site

 

Great Journalism Sites

 

BBC News

UK Press Gazette

Journalism.co.uk

Poynter.org

The New Yorker