J L Hall is an award-winning Scottish writer currently living and breathing her narrative non-fiction nature writing book on finding hope by walking in nature. She is proud to be an own voices writer; she lives with PTSD
Her essays, short stories, life writing, travel writing, and poetry have been published in anthologies including 24 Stories, Tempest, A Narrative Map, AM Heath/TLC Reads anthologies, plus the forthcoming A Wild and Precious Life, Rebel Alliance, New Voices Press 2020, and Declaration of Arbroath anthologies, and online at Booksbywomen.org, Imustbeoff.com, and in the The Mechanics’ Institute Review podcast.
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 editor, and she travels to near and far flung shores whenever she can. She is currently seeking representation.