Bea Davenport

Bea Davenport is the writing name of former BBC and newspaper journalist Barbara Henderson. She drew on her experiences as a journalist for her first novel, In Too Deep, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Luke Bitmead Bursary. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Newcastle University. The children’s novel written as part of the PhD, The Serpent House, was shortlisted for the 2010 Times/Chicken House Award. She lives in the
Northumberland border town of Berwick upon Tweed with her partner and children.