• 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
  • Piggy Sequel
    I'm busy working on a
    sequel to my crime novel
    This Little Piggy. Find
    out more on my publisher's
    blog. See my news page for details.
  • School Session
    I had a wonderful morning
    with pupils at Seahouses
    Middle School running a
    creative writing session.
    See my news page for more.
  • Canada Conference
    I'm very excited to be presenting
    a paper at the International
    Research Society for Children's
    Literature conference in Toronto,
    Canada in late July.
    See my news page for more.
  • Festival Favourites
    I've been invited back to
    the annual Berwick Literary Festival.
    I'll be running a workshop
    and chairing a headline event.
    More details on my news page.

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.

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

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Mischief

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