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.
The children thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and are madly writing stories. We fully intend to use your storyboard method of planning. Thanks again, the children (and adults) had a great time and learned a lot.
Moggill Primary School - January 2021Moggill Primary School - January 2021Jan-Andrew Henderson
Thank you so much for sharing your time, skill and talent with us, the children throughly enjoyed your visit and love “their” story.
Milford Road Kindergarten, Ipswich - July 2021Milford Road Kindergarten, Ipswich - July 2021Jan-Andrew Henderson
I wanted to say a big thank you for today. The boys really enjoyed listening to you and talked about it a lot after you left... which is a big achievement as they aren’t always like that after an author visit.
Brisbane Grammar School - June 2021Brisbane Grammar School - June 2021Jan-Andrew Henderson
Jan-Andrew was wonderful to work with! He was organised, punctual, and a fantastic storyteller. In preparing for the event he was a great sounding board and was very responsive to my queries and calls. I felt he was interested in our project and willing to tailor his presentation for the event and audiences. During the event he was an entertaining presenter and had the flexibility to follow the interests of his audience. He left them feeling empowered and ready to create their own works.
Killarney Story Weekend - November, 2021Killarney Story Weekend - November, 2021Jan-Andrew Henderson
Jan regaled us with interesting and amusing stories in regard to his writing and publishing journey - Marisa Parker. President. Gold Coast Writer's Association.
Gold Coast Writer's Association - December 2020Gold Coast Writer's Association - December 2020Jan-Andrew Henderson