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Bea Davenport

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Bea Davenport is the writing name of former print and broadcast journalist Barbara Henderson.Her first crime/suspense novel, In Too Deep, was a runner-up in the Luke Bitmead Bursary and published by Legend Press in 2013. A second crime/suspense novel. This Little Piggy, was also published by Legend Press in 2014.
Bea spent many years as a newspaper reporter and latterly seventeen years as a senior broadcast journalist with the BBC in the north-east of England. She has a Creative Writing PhD from Newcastle University where she studied under the supervision of award-winning writer Jackie Kay and renowned literature expert Professor Kim Reynolds. The children's novel produced as part of the PhD, The Serpent House, was shortlisted for the 2010 T
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Last year, I was proud to be invited to the Cleckheaton Literature Festival in Yorkshire. I ran two workshops – one on writing short stories and one on writing for children, in the very beautiful old library building there. The best moment had to be when a young boy came in by mistake – he was meant to be in the Lego Club! – but decided he was enjoying the exercises enough to stay and write a s... Read more of this blog post »
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