Alex Hurst writes primarily character-driven fantasy, in such sub-genres as urban, Gothic, uncanny, and regional fantasy. Sometimes, she dapples in science fiction, horror, and LGBT literature.
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 currently lives in Kyoto, Japan, working as a writer and dream-smith.
She also freelances as an editor for the Writers’ Anarchy anthology series, designs book interiors at Country Mouse Design, and admins on the Fiction Writers community on Facebook, assisting emerging writers.
Darkness. The absence of light, hope, and direction. It is a word that is as pervasive in our language as its consequence is on society. A shot in the dark. To be in the dark. The darkest hour is before dawn. Darkness is the foil for all we consider good in the world––the natural enemy of good, and the virtues of the human spirit.Peter Benenson once said that it was better to light a candle th... read more
We all wear masks. Fiction Writers Group strikes again with Writers Anarchy III: Heroes & Villains, an action-packed anthology of truly epic proportions. What makes a hero? What makes a villain? Can good and evil really be separated so easily?Travel from the distant past of epic poems to the high-tech futures of tomorrow as our contributors consider these questions, as well as external influen... read more
Fiction Writers Group proudly presents its newest and most exciting anthology series, "Anything Goes". It is an unthemed, multi-genre compilation, featuring a wide array of new and experienced international talent. Between the covers of this book, you will visit new worlds and explore new ideas. You will learn to fear the night, the boarding school, dishonesty, and maybe even the autumn. You w... read more
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Book designer and illustrator with over 10 years of experience. I've worked with Penguin and Brooklyn Art Press, among others.
Cover and interior designer with 10+ years experience. I use passion and precision to create volumes readers love to spend time with.