Barbara Henderson is the author of Scottish historical and eco-fiction for children. Her novels Fir for Luck (Highland Clearances), Punch (Victorian Scotland) and Wilderness Wars (eco-thriller) are already widely used in Scottish schools, and a smuggling novella featuring a real-life incident in the life of Robert Burns is due for publication in October 2019.
Barbara is a drama and english teacher with extensive experience from P3-S6 and loves to deliver lively and interactive school visit to schools all over Scotland. She offers specific events and workshops for each book, but is also happy to focus on creative writing, puppetry or historical research. Most of her work is with upper primary or secondary schools.
"For 'This is how much I enjoyed the visit' you got 5 stars from everyone. Thanks again. All said 'It was fun and I really enjoyed it'" - Maria Finnegan, Pairc School
"All in all, a fantastic experience for us as a whole school. We were all engaged and inspired. Her energy, helpfulness and flexibility was so evident. Lots of pupils reflected on becoming an author when they were older. Who knows what the impact of today might bring in the future!" - Muriel Murray, Lochardil Primary School