Elizabeth Hudson

Hudson is a native of North Carolina who grew up in the small community of Farmer, near Asheboro. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and began her publishing career in 1997 at Our State magazine. She held various editorial titles for 10 years before becoming Editor in Chief of the 80-year-old publication in 2009. Each month, she works with the top writers and photographers in the country to produce a magazine that has garnered national attention, and in 2011 and 2012, Our State won consecutive Gold Eddies for “Best Issue” of a regional magazine in the country, the top honor from FOLIO: Magazine, the magazine industry’s leading publication recognizing editorial excellence. For her work with the magazine, Hudson is also the 2014 recipient of the Ethel Fortner Writer and Community Award, an award that celebrates contributions to the literary arts of North Carolina.

Life

January 2017 Welcome Letter: Spoonful of Sugar

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson inherited her dad’s sweet tooth, so candies and cookies were as ingrained in her childhood as Polaroid cameras and vinyl LPs.

Life

December Welcome Letter: Wish List

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson considers what her Christmas wish list might look like today, compared to the ones she used to write as a child.

Editor's Column

A Special Letter from the Editor

As we watch the heartbreaking news from Eastern North Carolina, we are reminded that the places where we find peace and beauty can become destructive and deadly. Our hearts and prayers are with the residents in the places hardest hit by rising flood waters.

Life

October Welcome Letter: On This Mountain Morning

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson writes of how the cozy morning routine at the Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast feels like home.

Life

September Welcome Letter: Fight On

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson explores the unwavering passion and dedication of college football fans in North Carolina.

Life

August Welcome Letter: Save Room

There’s nothing quite like a homemade dessert, like Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson’s favorite pound cake, made with love in her grandmother’s kitchen.

Life

July Welcome Letter: In Search of Summer

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson describes what her summers looked like growing up—there were no beach vacations or picnic baskets, but there were sparklers, pop guns, scraped knees, and wonder.