Lorna was born into a poor family in Dublin in March 1955. From long before she could talk Lorna was seeing and communicating with Angels – she sees them as physically as the rest of us see someone standing in front of us. Her lack of interest in the material world led to concerns about her health, and she was diagnosed as being ‘retarded’. In 1971, while helping her father in the garage he ran, Lorna met Joe, the man Angel Elijah had foretold she would marry. They married in 1976.
Married life was hard, Joe suffered from serious ill health and was unable to work much of the time. The couple and their four children lived in poverty. In 2000 – again as Angel Elijah foretold – Joe died, leaving Lorna alone with four children. Her youngest child was just five years old.
Lorna has continued seeing and talking with angels throughout her life and says ‘They were my teachers, my friends [and still are today].’ When she was growing up, Lorna was told by the angels not to tell anyone what she could see. She didn’t, until she wrote the book Angels in my Hair. Even her beloved husband, Joe, was told little of what she could see. People, however, always knew that there was something ‘different’ or ‘special’ about Lorna and as her children grew older, word spread and many started to come to visit Lorna, seeking healing or wisdom.
From a very early age, the angels told Lorna that she would write a book about them. She used to laugh when they said it, telling them it was unlikely because she had dyslexia and could hardly write. In 2003, Lorna started to work on the book and people came into her life who were able to help her. In May 2008, Angels in my Hair was published in the UK and Ireland.
Angels in my Hair is now an international bestseller. It has been translated into twenty-six languages and has been published in more than fifty countries. Lorna’s second book, Stairways to Heaven, is also an international bestseller. A Message of Hope from the Angels, Lorna’s third book, is a Sunday Times number 1 bestseller.
The overwhelming response of readers to Lorna’s message – regardless of religious beliefs – is that she gives them back hope, helping them to realise that no matter how alone they might feel they have a guardian angel by their side.