Ariel Marken Jack lives in Nova Scotia. Their short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Canthius, Dark Matter Magazine, Prairie Fire, PseudoPod, Strange Horizons, and more. They curate the #sfstoryoftheday on assorted social media and write a column on short speculative fiction for Fusion Fragment.

A linguist and classical violoncellist by training, they are also an obsessive reader of all things quirky, uncanny, eerie, esoteric, and rare, and a compulsive writer of stories about impossible lives. They have previously published under the name M. A. Blanchard.