Suzy Henderson


Suzy Henderson lives with her husband and two sons in Cumbria, England, on the edge of the Lake District, a beautiful and inspiring landscape of mountains, fells, and lakes. She never set out to be a writer, although she has always loved reading and experiencing the joy of being swept away to different times and places. In a previous life she was a Midwife but now works from home as a freelance writer and novelist. While researching her family history, Suzy became fascinated with both World War periods and developed an obsession with military and aviation history. Following the completion of her Open University Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, she began to write and write until one day she had a novel. Other interests include music, old movies, and photography, especially if WW2 aircraft are on the radar. Her debut novel, The Beauty Shop, has been awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion. Suzy writes contemporary and historical fiction and is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Alliance of Independent Authors



Historical fiction

Publications & Performance History

My debut novel, "The Beauty Shop", published November 2016. ISBN:978-0995645608

Workshop & Reading Experience

Barnard Castle 1940s weekend 24th June 2017 - book signing and talk on my subject: Sir Archibald McIndoe and the infamous Guinea Pig Club formed in World War Two, followed by a book signing. A talk about the Guinea Pig Club, a reading & book signing event at the Wigtown LitFest, July 2017.


1. Mr R Richmond - 2. Mrs I Hillery -

Group size preference

No preference

Group age preference

Young adult to adult

Working languages


Area prepared to travel

Cumbria, North East, Scottish Borders.

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