Jan-Andrew Henderson (J.A. Henderson) is the author of 30 teen, YA and adult thrillers and non-fiction books. He has been published in the UK, USA, Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic by Oxford University Press, Collins, Hardcourt Press, Amberley Books, Oetinger Publishing, Mainstream Books, Black and White Publishers Mlada Fontana, Black Hart and Floris Books. He has been shortlisted for thirteen literary awards in the UK and Australia and is winner of the Doncaster Book Prize and Royal Mail Award.
He owns Black Hart Entertainment and the famous City of the Dead Ghost Tours in Edinburgh, which requires him to wear black all the time. He also runs The Green Light Literary Breakdown Service in Brisbane, offering advice, workshops and talks to budding writers. He has given talks all over the UK with Authors Abroad and Literature Live. He is also due to talk at the next Brisbane Literary Festival (whenever it finally happens). He has a Scottish accent - but it’s not in Trainspotting territory.
I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed listening to your journey on becoming a writer. Wow, it was hilarious. I’m going to sit and come up with a brilliant idea.
Glenrothes High School - 2015Glenrothes High School - 2015Jan-Andrew Henderson
I just wanted to send you a personal thank you for a very entertaining afternoon. You captured the attention of S1’s for an hour and that is some feat!
Creiff High School - 2015Creiff High School - 2015Jan-Andrew Henderson
Sound guy, kept everyone happy. Very imaginative, really enjoyed it.
Not like other writers, very different with good ideas.
Irvine Royal Academy - 2015Irvine Royal Academy - 2015Jan-Andrew Henderson
Brilliant, funny but also inspiring. He had my stomach sore, I was laughing so much.
My friend and I thought we were going to listen to a boring writer that talked for hours in an expressionless voice. We were wrong. Your talk was brilliant…. I think you gave us great advice.
You single handedly have inspired me in a way I cannot describe.
Lasswade High - 2015Lasswade High - 2015Jan-Andrew Henderson
You left an awesome impression on me. I used to think authors were quite dull and boring but you seem like such a laid-back cool (but crazy) guy. I love how you don’t mind expressing yourself, your intense curiosity and you’re simply hilarious.
It was very inspiring how anyone can become writer, not just people who have had that dream since they were a child or were the top English-geeks at school. I don’t think I could write a novel but you did help me realise that there’s more out there than I might think and to keep my options open. So thank you. And no my teachers didn’t make me do this, haha.
Beath High School - 2015Beath High School - 2015Jan-Andrew Henderson