L. A. Hunt is a graduate of the UC Riverside/Palm Desert Low Residency program where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing.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 during a climate catastrophe.Book One: Significant Mother, Darcy's story (complete manuscript).Book Two: Good People, Bennett's story (draft stage).Book Three: An Excellent Heart, Darcy and Bennett's journey together (outline stage).CURRENT SHORT STORY PROJECTS
Fine Arabica Beans, about a surprise knock at the door and its devastating implications (complete story).In the Rough, about a mother's choices and living with the consequences of those choices (draft stage).
L. A. Hunt is a graduate of UCLA's Professional Certificate in TV Writing.CURRENT TV PROJECTS / WIPsPilot Episode: B. O. B. (Battery Operated Boyfriend), a teacher in the 70s has a nervous breakdown, loses her job, and struggles to find a replacement career. After visiting Eve’s Garden in NYC—the nation's first feminist sex-toy shop—she decides to become a sex educator in her hometown where she must overcome traditional small town beliefs to become a sex positive pioneer.
Tagline: Every body needs a recharge.Pilot Episode: Lady Boss, when a Dallas housewife levels up her direct sales business to get ahead in the suburbs of the seventies, she falls prey to an upline support who focuses less on goods and more on services (complete script).
Tagline: There’s always more to aim for.Pilot Episode: Groom Lake, when the lives of a thirteen-year-old girl and a thirty-something woman intersect with the help of their therapist, they find their inner talents, confront their past, and lean into their future.
Tagline: The past isn't a vacation spot.CURRENT FEATURE PROJECTS / WIPsBreathe-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).CURRENT TV SPECSEnhancements an original TV spec of the Amazon Prime show Hunters, created by David Weill.
Logline: A secret sect of NYC Nazi hunters who call themselves The Hunters receives intel of a Nazi porn magnate living in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Jonah, the nineteen year old protagonist is enlisted to travel to LA as an aspiring porn star with Lonny Flash, the resident master of disguise, who must create a tool for Jonah of such enormous size and capability that it kills the Nazi with one stroke.
L. A. Hunt is a graduate of the UC Riverside/Palm Desert Low Residency program where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing.PUBLISHED CREATIVE WORKPersonal Essay:
Grief Ghosts @ You MIght Need To Hear This Magazine.Personal Essay:
The Tree of Life @ GXRL.Guest Blog Post:
Rebel Flâneur @ Ink & Paper Love.PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEWSBook Review:
Kids In America: A Gen X Reckoning by Liz Prato in The Coachella Review.Book Review:
No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull in The Coachella Review.Book Review:
Daughters of Smoke and Fire by Ava Homa in The Coachella Review.PUBLISHED EDITORIAL WORKLori began as a reader for UCRPD's literary journal The Coachella Review. She served as Fiction Co-Editor and concluded her work at the journal as Fiction Editor.Her editorial work can be found by clicking on the link: The Coachella Review Winter 2021 Issue.Short 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, REPS, CONTACT
L. A. Hunt is passionate about lots of things. Her latest online search obsessions include books, coffee, zombies, outdoor living spaces, wireless bras, lip balm, zodiac signs as boba drinks, best wine patios, screenwriting hacks, doomsday prepping, urban gardening, Tokyo Owl Café and Texas BBQ.Her protagonists are almost always women, on the verge of all that life has to offer—the love, the loss, the conflict, and the heartbreak—all part and parcel of coming of age, at any age.She is an educator with twenty years of experience teaching high school English, four of those as a high school Assistant Principal. Along with an MA in Educational Leadership, she has completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the UCR Palm Desert Low Residency Program where her main genre was fiction and her cross-genre was screenwriting. Additionally, she is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Certificate Program in TV Writing.She served as the Fiction Editor for the 2021 Winter Issue of The Coachella Review, the university’s literary magazine. Her nonfiction has been published by You May Need to Hear This Magazine, and GXRL, among others. Her book reviews have been published by The Coachella Review.L. A. HUNT IS NOT YET REPRESENTED BY AN AGENCY.
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