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Lorna Hill

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Other contact method: Website: lornaehill.co.uk
Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English
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I am a writer and an experienced tutor and facilitator. I have written five books including three thrillers: The Girl I Left Behind (2020), The Invisible Chains (2021) and Where Are You? (2021); and a series of contemporary novels, set on the Isle of Arran, under the name Ellie Henderson:  A Summer Wedding on Arran (2023) and A Christmas Escape to Arran (2023).


I run a social enterprise, Sharing A Story CIC, using creative sessions to reduce social isolation. I have been a Writer-in-Residence with Women’s Aid East and Midlothian and this work has twice been nominated in the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards. I have also been a Luminate Artist-in-Residence at Edinburgh Erskine Care Home and was the first Storyteller-in-Residence at Fringe by the Sea Festival in North Berwick.


I hold a MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Kingston University and a PhD in Creative Writing from Stirling University where I wrote The Invisible Chains. All profits from the sale of this book go to the TARA Project and SOHTIS to support those affected by human trafficking.

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Carers; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Vulnerable older people

Topics of work

Ageing; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Mystery & thriller; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100