Ingrid Hall, like many authors, knew she wanted to be a writer from a very early age. However, it was the sudden passing of her father in 2011 that was the driving force that led to her becoming the accomplished author she is today. In fact death or near death has played a very strong role in Ingrid's life, and it was her own Near Death Experience that was the inspiration behind The Tunnel Betwixt... While in her twenties a routine operation went very wrong, almost resulting in her death.
One of life's survivors, Ingrid has also battled with Endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts; despite being told she would never have children naturally, she has two! At the time, she felt so passionate about raising awareness of the disease that she dressed up as a tampon and bounced up and down on a trampoline in Newcastle City Centre - An experience, that she will never forget! A series of traumatic events in her life led her to seek her own kind of therapy; through the development of her literary character, Granny Irene.
When it comes to overcoming adversity, Ingrid has been there, got the T-shirt and wears it with pride!
When she is not writing as Ingrid Hall, her alter ego and pen-name Luna Ballantyne gets to play! As Luna, Ingrid gets to indulge her naughty and much wilder side by writing a series of erotic romances that are centred on a witch and a time-travelling gigolo, otherwise known as the Highwayman. The first book, Freedom, is available now, and Luna is busy working on the second one... there is no rest for the wicked!
Ingrid is a 'proud of her roots' left-wing Geordie Lass , who lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne, close to the beautiful Scottish borders. She shares her home with her husband, two children and their stubborn as a mule dog!
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