I was excited to finally receive my copy of the new issue of Causeway / Cabhsair magazine the other day. I have a new poem in the magazine, titled “The Hammerbeam Roof at Darnaway Castle, Moray”. The poem was written after visiting Darnaway and researching the castle when I was writing “Daughters of the North: … More Causeway / Cabhsair magazine – new issue 12.01
I enjoyed talking to Highland LIT last week. There is a lovely review of the talk now on their website: “No dry historical record this: Jennifer combines painstaking and detailed research with a rare gift for bringing the past to life in vivid, imaginative prose…” read the full review here: https://www.highlandlit.com/post/bringing-the-past-to-life-jennifer-morag-henderson-on-daughters-of-the-north
I’ve written a blog post for the Society of Authors in Scotland about using archives in writing: you can find it at this link: https://societyofauthors.org/News/Blogs/SoA-Blog/July-2022/Using-archives-in-writing I used archives extensively for both my books: “Daughters of the North” involved reading 16th century letters and documents, while “Josephine Tey” involved a wide variety of 20th century archives. … More new blog post for the Society of Authors
I am doing a talk for Highland LIT on Tuesday 19th July, about my new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots”. The talk starts at 6:30pm, at the Glen Mhor hotel, Inverness. It will also be livestreamed on Zoom. The event is free, and all are welcome – to … More Highland LIT – July talk
I’m delighted to say that we have been successful in our campaign to get a blue plaque for Josephine Tey in Inverness! The plaque is part of the Inverness City Heritage Trust scheme, and will shortly be installed on the newly-renovated site of Tey’s family shop on Castle Street – a central location in the … More A blue plaque for Josephine Tey – success!