J L Hall is an award-winning Scottish writer currently working on her second novel. 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 and online, including 24 Stories anthology, Tempest anthology, Booksbywomen.org, Imustbeoff.com, and the forthcoming recovery anthology, A Wild and Precious Life, travel anthology, A Narrative Map, and AM Heath/TLC Reads anthology. 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, and she travels to near and far flung shores whenever she can. She is currently seeking representation.