Ariel Felton is a writer, editor, and Savannahian, originally from Byron, Georgia. Ariel holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Valdosta State University and a Master’s degree in writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a teaching artist for Block by Block, Deep’s high school program, as well as the organization’s publications manager. She is also managing editor of Penelope Editions, the YA imprint of Penny Candy Books, an independent children’s book publishing company.

Her writing has been published in The Progressive, The Bitter Southerner, McSweeney’s, Under the Gum Tree, Atlas Obscura, Scalawag Magazine, Reductress, and more. Her book review column “Well, Lit” is published monthly in Do Savannah, spotlighting new authors from Savannah and from the South.