• 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
  • Festival Workshop
    I'm running an online creative writing
    workshop for Berwick Literary
    Festival this year. It's on
    15th October at 1pm and the
    theme is Writing about the Past.
    Click here to book.
  • Brilliant News
    I'm very excited to have been accepted
    to work with The Brilliant Club
    which works with pupils to raise
    aspirations and encourage them into
    universities. This is something I
    feel very strongly about.

Welcome to my website

Please note my site is currently being re-designed.

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

Book of the Moment

Excellent Women

by Barbara Pym

 

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