J L Hall is an award-winning Scottish writer currently writing, living and breathing her non-fiction book on walking, nature, and wellbeing. She is proud to be an own voices writer; she lives with PTSD

Her essays, travel writing, life-writing, and short fiction have been published in print, in podcasts, and online, including 24 StoriesTempestA Narrative MapAM Heath/TLC Reads anthologies, plus the forthcoming recovery anthology, A Wild and Precious Life, and Patrician Press short-fiction collection, Rebel Alliance, Booksbywomen.org, Imustbeoff.com, and The Mechanics’ Institute Review.

She is the author of  Wild Soul Walks, a nature writing and well-being photo-blog and resource.


In 2018, J L Hall was the winner of the I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition. She has been the finalist in several national writing prizes: the Emerging Writer Award (The Bridge Awards) at Moniack Mhor, the Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competition, the Impress New Writers Prize, the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize.

J L Hall lives with her partner by the sea in Edinburgh where beach-combing and photography inspire her nature writing. She teaches creative writing and is a writing coach, and she travels to near and far flung shores whenever she can. She is currently seeking representation.