Barbara Gaskell Denvil

Award-winning Middle Grade Author


About Barbara Gaskell Denvil

Barbara Gaskell Denvil is a multi-award winning author of historical fiction, mystery, suspense and fantasy.
Born in Gloucestershire, England, she grew up in a highly literary family, her great, great, great aunt being the classic Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell, and her father a playwright and artist. As a young woman she worked in many literary capacities, as a publishers’ reader, a television researcher and script writer, an editor, literary critic and published numerous short stories and articles. Then motherhood took precedence. Having three young daughters, two of whom were identical twins, writing had to take a back seat.
She then spent many years living on a boat and sailing the Mediterranean before finally settling in rural Australia amongst the parrots and kangaroos.
She has written five historical mystery/adventures, FAIR WEATHER, which is a time-slip novel which has won five prestigious awards, and a fantasy trilogy. Now Bannister’s Muster is the new children’s series and the first in the series, SNAP is already published to considerable acclaim.