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Lisa Ballantyne

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Contact: contact.lisa.author@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
Lisa Ballantyne's headshot

Lisa Ballantyne is the author of the Edgar-Award Nominated The Guilty One, which was translated into nearly thirty languages. Her second novel Redemption Road (also called Everything She Forgot) was a USA Today Bestseller and her third, Little Liar, was published in 2019.

She lives in Glasgow. Although she writes fiction for adults, Lisa has worked with a range of age groups. She is available for readings, creative writing workshops, as well as workshops aimed at encouraging reading and literacy. She has led poetry workshops with children, and literacy workshops in three Scottish prisons in addition to participatory arts sessions aimed at improving mental health. (Photo credit: Beth Hodge)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bibliotherapy; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Care experience; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Loneliness & isolation; Mystery & thriller; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+