About the Author


AARON DEAN HALL was born in Spring Lake, North Carolina in 1973. In 1974 his family moved to Alpine, Utah where he resided for 16 years. He is the third of eleven children (four brothers and six sisters) born to Blaine Dean Hall and Virginia May Hall.

His junior year of high school (1990-91) was spent at Riga's Secondary School #34 in what was then the Soviet Union. After graduation, he attended the University of Utah where he obtained a B.A. in Russian and Anthropology. He went on to earn his M.Ed. in Special Education. After receiving his advanced degree, he continued his academic pursuits in math and physics. He was initiated into Pi Mu Epsilon national honorary mathematics society in April of 1999.

Hall got his first teaching job at Highland High School in Salt Lake City, the high school from which he himself had graduated. He worked there for three years. In 1999, he accepted a third/fourth grade teaching position in Togiak, a remote Yup'ik Eskimo village in southwestern Alaska, where he wrote The Sorceress of Atunluck. Hall currently teaches in Salt Lake City, Utah.


The above pictures were taken in Togiak, Alaska where the Leidan Islands came into existence.


Contact the Author at aaron@zeffa.com



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