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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 the author of three novels: The Girl I Left Behind (2020), The Invisible Chains (2021), Where Are You? (2021); and a creative writing prompts book, Just Write! (2020).

I am particularly interested in creative writing for health and well-being and run a small social enterprise using creative sessions to reduce social isolation and build confidence. I teach at university level and also in the community where I have worked with survivors of domestic abuse, the elderly, people living with dementia, carers and people with acquired brain injuries. I also deliver training in First Aid for Mental Health.

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 a PhD in Creative Writing from Stirling University where I researched the role of women in contemporary Scottish and Nordic crime fiction and 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