At eight years old, Ariela insisted on carrying a notebook wherever she went. Not much has changed. Before coming to Israel in August 2013, she spent a year touring elementary schools with her best-selling children's book, "The Gray Days". She runs workshops on accessing the creative spark for children and adults, and helps in the planning, promotion and execution of events for Jerusalism: A Social Literary Group. She is also a foreign correspondent writer for the travel site "Pink Pangea".