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Barbara is a former newspaper and BBC journalist. 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.
Her debut novel, a crime/suspense novel titled In Too Deep, and a second in the genre, This Little Piggy, were published by Legend Press. She also writes for younger readers. The Serpent House is a historical time fantasy and was shortlisted for a Times/Chicken House award. Her latest novel is The Misper, aimed at a teen readership. She writes under the name Bea Davenport.