Wanting always to become a writer and told “write what you know” she has worked in culinary, security, health, sales, educational, and other fields of endeavor while developing her craft. In 2012, she retired after 33 years combined active and reserve duty in the United States Army where she was a Military Police, Civil Affairs, and Information Operations professional. Her service included five years enlisted and over 28 years as a commissioned officer. Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Hudson’s service included five recalls to active duty that included three combat theater tours of duty. She commanded two companies (Military Intelligence & Civil Affairs) and three battalions (Military Police & Information Operations) during her career.
She earned a Master of Fine Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California in creative writing/nonfiction. In 2007, she was a Fellow at the inaugural Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Retreat. She has studied with the former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti, former Los Angeles Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy, and Poet Camille T. Dungy.
Each year, Vicki sponsors the Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Prize, which awards a registration scholarship to the San Francisco Writers Conference held in February. For information about the Emerging Writer Prize which opens each September 1st, please look here. To support the ongoing provision of the Prize, please visit the contribution page here.
Most months on this site, Vicki hosts an author, emerging writer or publishing professional for the interview series Three by Five.
She blogs about home, parenting, urban farming, food, and more at Home and Hearth. Vicki curates the virtual newspapers, Literary Dispatch, published daily with a round-up from literary magazines and other literary minded via Twitter and Vicki Hudson – Inditer, a round-up of Vicki’s tweets and retweets all in one place. Follow her life and literary musings on Twitter @vickigeist or publication news @vicki_hudson.
Contact her via email: Victoria.A.Hudson at gmail dot com.
I am the Writing, the Writing is Me – Video created in 2013 during the writing residency fundraising campaign Write Vicki Write.