• 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
  • My New Novel
    My Young Adult novel The Misper
    is out now published by
    The Conrad Press.
    See my news page for details.
  • Festival Workshop
    I'll be running a crime
    writing workshop at this
    year's Berwick Literary
    Festival. For details
    Go to my news page.
  • It's Covered
    My debut novel In Too Deep
    has been republished by
    Legend Press. To see
    the brand new cover.
    Check out my news
    page for details.
  • Misper Review
    It's fantastic to see The Misper
    featuring on the excellent
    Lovereading4kids site. Go to my news
    page to find their great review.
  • Book Fairies
    It was lovely to have
    the North-East Book Fairies
    hide some of my books
    in some locations around
    Newcastle.
    Check out my news page for more.

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 latest young adults novel, The Misper, was published on 1st March, 2018 by Conrad Press.

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