L. A. Hunt


Author, Screenwriter, Editor & Book Reviewer


FICTION

Current Fiction and
Short Story Projects


SCREENWRITING

Current Screenwriting Projects


PUBLISHED WORK

Creative, Editorial, Reviews

FICTION


L. A. Hunt is a current MFA in Creative Writing candidate (Class of 2022) at the UCR Palm Desert Low Residency program.CURRENT FICTION PROJECTS
A speculative / literary fiction trilogy tells the story of sixteen year old Darcy and her older brother Bennett's life and death battle to keep their loved ones alive in Los Angeles after what might just be an apocalypse of the undead.
Book One: All Our Hearts Are Bleeding, Darcy's story (complete manuscript).Book Two: All Good People, Bennett's story (draft stage).Book Three: All The Way Home, Darcy and Bennett's journey together (outline stage).CURRENT SHORT STORY PROJECTS
Fine Arabica Beans, about a surprise knock on the door and its devastating implications (complete story).

SCREENWRITING


L. A. Hunt is a current MFA in Creative Writing candidate (Class of 2022) at the UCR Palm Desert Low Residency program.CURRENT TV PROJECTSPilot Episode: Groom Lake, where the past isn't a vacation spot. The lives of a thirteen-year-old girl and a thirty-something woman intersect and with the help of their therapist, they find their inner talents, confront their past, and lean into their future (complete script).Series Bible: Groom Lake, a complete series outline including character biographies and sample episode arcs.CURRENT FEATURE PROJECTSBreathe-Count-Squeeze, a coming of age story about fourteen year old Twiggy and how she navigates growing up with her mother's mental illness (complete script).The Black Cat, a fictionalized account of the real events surrounding the raid on The Black Cat bar in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles on New Year's Eve 1966, teenager Leighann fights for her right to build community (complete script).4VR FRND, an animated feature about a non-binary imaginary friend who embarks on a hero’s journey to find acceptance; they also learn how to accept having to say goodbye (pitch).

PUBLISHED WORK


L. A. Hunt is a current MFA in Creative Writing candidate, Class of 2022, in the Low Residency program @ UC Riverside, Palm Desert.She started as a reader for UCRPD's literary journal, The Coachella Review, served as Fiction Co-Editor, and then promoted to Fiction Editor for the Winter 2021 Issue published 12/10/21.PUBLISHED CREATIVE WORK
Personal Essay: The Tree of Life @ GXRL.
Guest Blog Post: Rebel Flâneur @ Ink & Paper Love.PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEWSBook Review: Daughters of Smoke and Fire by Ava Homa in The Coachella Review.Book Review:No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull in The Coachella Review.PUBLISHED EDITORIAL WORKShort Story: Cafe Drago by Kate Maruyama in The Coachella Review, responsible for developmental & final edits. A Pushcart Prize selection.Short Story: Sprouted by Natalie Rogers in The Coachella Review, responsible for developmental & final edits.Short Story: Cut Your Own by Scott Pedersen in The Coachella Review, responsible for developmental & final edits.Short Story: Alpha by James Sie in The Coachella Review, responsible for developmental & final edits.Short Story: Stuff It by Marci Pliskin in The Coachella Review, supported fiction co-editor with developmental edits and gave final edit approval.Short Story: How Zombie Learned the Difference between Obsession and Love by Colton Merris in The Coachella Review, supported fiction co-editor with developmental edits and gave final edit approval.

Bio & Representation


Photo Credit: Lisa Smith Photography @missmith

From TeacherRating.comReviews (a sample out of 195 reviews)☆☆☆☆☆
Ms. Hunt was the best! She assigned A LOT of work, but I was better for it. If you want to learn how to annotate the “correct” way (LOL), ask the Counselor to put you in her class. Also, she was funny, but she scared the shit out of me, she WILL CALL your parents if you don’t take your work seriously.
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If you want to work your ass off, take this teacher. If you just want to pass and graduate, this is not the class for you. Also, she cares which is why she’s hard. Plus, I loved her mood lighting, very chill space.
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OK, this teacher is hard for no reason, I don’t see how reading one paragraph over and over will help me. I mean, I did understand how Fahrenheit 451 is connected to censorship but still, can’t she just say that?! Why make us do all that work?!
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I got a C in her class. I did all her work, I annotated in all the little colors she told me to, and wrote answers to all her ridiculous prompts, which by the way, if you look on the internet, THE ANSWERS AREN’T THERE! Which means she probably made shit up, which is just like a teacher to do, you can’t believe the crap she claimed: close reading makes you smarter, classical music in the background supports brain health, reading your writing out loud makes it better, I mean WTF?! But she was a nice person. I deserved an A, though.

I was on probation when I had her, so my experience in her class wasn’t the best. She called my PO! She forced me to be in a group and talk, man, I hated talking back then. But she cared, I’ll give her that. I should prob give two stars, but she gets one because she never let me off the hook.
Comments (a sample out of 240 comments)From #1dodgergirl: I agree with all the comments but ya’ll need to recognize, esp the two- and one-star rating peeps. When I was in 8th grade, I had never read an entire book but when she read Walk Two Moons aloud to us, I fell in love with that book. The way she read; I saw everything. I didn ‘t know reading could be like that.From #calnerdherd: Just so you guys know, when her mom died, my whole class was so upset for her. She left us for a month and when she came back, we had flowers and a card and a book on grief about losing a parent. She said, “I have cried inconsolable tears,” and I think about that line to this day. Even in regular conversation, she made us feel something. She’s my Facebook friend now!Known Information
This career educator of almost twenty years lives and works in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. She was a high school English teacher and a high school Assistant Principal.
Dependents: One son, one daughter, one French Bulldog.Social Media: Presence detected on Twitter (@lorihunt) and Instagram (@lahuntlovesbooks).Education: Online search revealed BA, MA, and MFA (in progress); three CA teaching credentials.Interests: Algorithms identified books, coffee, zombies, outdoor living spaces, wireless bras, lip balm, zodiac signs as boba drinks, doggie beaches, best wine patios, best tequila flights, best triple layer coconut cake recipes, screenwriting hacks, doomsday prepping, urban gardening, Tokyo owl café, foodie tours and Texas BBQ.L. A. HUNT IS NOT YET REPRESENTED BY AN AGENCY