Hello! I’m Lora - a fiction writer currently working on my debut novel.
I originally started out in the TV industry in London, after studying English Literature at Durham University. I read scripts for ITV’s Drama Department under Andy Harries (The Crown, The Royle Family), and wrote factual programme content and comedy material for the BBC, Channel 4, and others.
I adore history, presented the short online series HISTORICKS, and am endlessly fascinated by storytelling technique and how we use words - what Stephen Fry once called “the crunch, pleasure and surprise” of the English language. The subjects I most love to explore in my writing are: memory, perception and the criminal mind. I like my humour black, the opposite to my coffee.
Outside of writing, I'm addicted to ghost stories, passionate about wildlife conservation, love the music of Satie, and have a pretty impressive deadlift. Kate Atkinson, Beryl Bainbridge, Maggie O'Farrell and Dylan Thomas are amongst my favourite writers.
Four years ago I moved from London to the wilds of North Wales, and now live in a very cold and somewhat rambling (but sadly unhaunted) 18th century farmhouse on the beautiful Welsh borders.
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