Flora Johnston is a writer and researcher of all things Scottish.
Her debut novel What You Call Free was published in March 2021. Set in lowland Scotland in 1687-8, it tells the story of two real women and their struggle for freedom in a harsh and divided society.
Flora has spent many years researching and telling Scotland’s stories in exhibitions, books and digital media, and is delighted now to be doing this in the way she loves most, through fiction.
Flora’s love of Scottish History began when studying the subject at St Andrews University, and has included working at the National Museum of Scotland and a career in heritage interpretation. Her non-fiction publications include War Classics: the remarkable memoir of Scottish scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front (The History Press) and Faith in a Crisis (Islands Book Trust).