Hello! I’m Lora - a fiction and script writer with a love of sharing stories inspired by the past.
I’m currently working on my first adult (historical) novel for publication, plus developing a show for Amazon Prime.
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.
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 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 1000ft above sea level on the beautiful Welsh borders.
If you'd like to contact me about any aspect of my work, feel free to drop me a line using the contact form below.
Join me on social media, where I regularly share intriguing, curious, and often downright bizarre stories from the past. Click on the thumbnails below to read some of the tales from my Instagram account.