She was raised in the wilds of the south. Lightning storms and hurricanes created the playpens of her youth, and in the summers, she used to spend all of her time dodging horseflies in a golden river, catching fish and snakes with her bare hands, swinging from vines, and falling out of magnolia trees.
In the dawn of her adolescence, her family took her on a journey across the United States, from the white sands of Pensacola, FL, to the razor’s edge of the Hell’s Backbone in Utah. They finally landed in Marin, CA, where lotus eaters tried to make city folk out of them (but miserably failed.) She lived in Kyoto, Japan for six years, working as a writer and English teacher, before flying out to Vancouver, where she currently is pursuing a Masters in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. She has, and always will be, a dream-smith.
She used to freelance as an editor for the Writers’ Anarchy anthology series for Fiction Writers Group, where she was an admin, as well as a volunteer workshop facilitator. Until its hiatus, she was also one of Fantasy Scroll Mag‘s slush readers. These days, she designs book interiors at Country Mouse Design and volunteers as the Digital Development arm of Kyoto Journal, a quarterly culture magazine published since 1987. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Publishing at Simon Fraser University.
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Note: Until September 2016, Ariel Hudnall went by the pen name Alex Hurst, which was retired in order to pursue professional work.
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