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Ariel Kusby is a writer, editor, bookseller, teacher, and witch based in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of The Little Witch’s Book of Spells (Chronicle Books, August 2020), a magical handbook for children 8 to 12 years old, and the founder of Little Witchery, a magical apothecary and community for kids and adults. She teaches witchcraft classes at Seagrape Apothecary and writes about spirituality for various publications, including Luna Luna Magazine, Portland Monthly, Garden Collage, Hip Mama Zine, and Adolescent, amongst others.

Ariel’s literary writing has appeared in Entropy, The Adroit Journal, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Bone Bouquet, SUSAN / The Journal, Bodega Magazine, Hunger Mountain, and Pom Pom Lit Magamongst others, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She works as a children’s bookseller at Powell’s Books, and is the managing editor for Deep Overstock: the Booksellers’ Journal.