Elizabeth Hudson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After a few moves, her family settled in Calgary when she was 13. She has published articles and poetry in numerous publications such as Maclean's Magazine, Other Voices and Tower Poetry. Hudson's two sons have both graduated from university, and she now lives in the deep suburbs with her husband, three dogs and cat. Her memoir, Snow Bodies: One Woman's Life on the Streets (NeWest 2004) is a heartbreaking reminder of the horrors occurring daily on Canada's city streets.