Veronica Henry

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Veronica Henry
Born 1963 (age 51–52)
Pen name Veronica Henry
Occupation Writer
Language English
Nationality British
Period 2002–present
Genre Romance
Notable awards RoNA Award
Children 3
Website
veronicahenry.co.uk

Veronica Henry (born 1963) is a British writer of Romance novels, TV script writer and journalist. In 2014, her novel A Night on the Orient Express won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.[1]

Biography[edit]

Veronica Henry was educated both in the UK and the US. She attended the Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army, moving eventually on to the University of Bristol to study Classics.

Her first job in the media was with the BBC where she secured a job on The Archers, her duties ranged from organising Shula Archer's wedding photographs with Patrick Lichfield to acting the part of Peaches the barmaid in the Cat and Fiddle. She also wrote several episodes for this radio show.

From there she went to Central Television to script-edit Crossroads (TV series) and Boon. She then left to have her first child in 1990, and became a scriptwriter, writing for UK television. Her UK script writing TV credits include Boon, Heartbeat, Doctors, Family Affairs, Crossroads (TV series) and is a member of the Holby City writing team.

In 2000 she turned to writing novels, and in 2002, her first book, Honeycote, was published by Penguin Books (UK). Her other publishers including; Orion Books (UK) and Random House (US).

On 17 March 2014, A Night on the Orient Express won Romantic Novel of the Year, and her award was presented by Darcey Bussell CBE[2]

She lives on the coast in North Devon with her three sons.

Bibliography[edit]

Honeycote Saga[edit]

1. Honeycote (2002): Softcover, Penguin Books, Limited, ISBN 0-14-100306-5.
More editions of Honeycote:
Honeycote: Hardcover, Chivers Press, ISBN 0-7540-1826-1.
Honeycote: Softcover, Chivers Press, ISBN 0-7540-9207-0
2. Making Hay (2003): Softcover, Penguin Books, Limited, ISBN 0-14-100307-3.
More editions of Making Hay:
Making Hay: Softcover, Paragon House Publishers, ISBN 0-7540-9334-4.
Making Hay: Hardcover, Chivers Press, ISBN 0-7540-1975-6.
3. Just A Family Affair (2008): Softcover, Orion Books Limited, ISBN 0-7528-8982-6.
More editions of Just A Family Affair:
Just A Family Affair: Hardcover, Orion Books Limited, ISBN 0-7528-8914-1.

Single novels[edit]

More editions of An Eligible Bachelor:
An Eligible Bachelor A Novel: Softcover, Crown Publishing Group, ISBN 0-307-33861-4
More editions of Love on the Rocks:
Love on the Rocks: Hardcover, Chivers Audio Books, ISBN 1-4056-0559-6.
Love on the Rocks: Hardcover, BBC Audiobooks, ISBN 1-4056-1738-1.
Love on the Rocks: Hardcover, Penguin Books, Limited, ISBN 0-7181-4935-1.
  • Marriage And Other Games (2009): Softcover, Orion Books Limited, ISBN 0-7528-8326-7.
  • The Beach Hut (2010): Softcover, Orion Books Limited, ISBN 1-4091-1995-5.
  • The Birthday Party (2010)
  • The Long Weekend (2012)
  • A Night on the Orient Express (2013)
  • A Sea Change (2013)
  • The Beach Hut Next Door (2014)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

The Internet Movie Database list of UK TV Scripts as Veronica Henry [1]
The Internet Movie Database list of UK TV Scripts as Ronnie Henry [2]
Shortlisted for the 2006 RNA book award [3]
List of music contributions during 1980's and 1990s on Discogs.com [4]
Interview for Orion Books with Danuta Kean [5]
Articles written for Daily Mail (UK) [6]
Published articles by Veronica Henry [7]