is something of a late-bloomer — it took her
was 40 to realize what she
wants to be when she
grows up — a writer, what else?By then she
had survived being the mother of two teenaged boys who juggled homemaking and a full time job with college classes. Arline
writes "some of everything" and lives in on Maryland's Eastern Shore near the marsh, with the mosquitoes and the muskrats.
The Hooper Strait Lighthouse, looks like the one in KillravenArline is a member of the International Women'sWriting Guild, the Author's Guild, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Electronically Published Internet Connection, Writers Bloc, The Eastern Shore Writers Association, and the Publisher's Marketing Association. She has taught writing at conferences and in colleges, and worked nine years for the Writer's Digest Correspondence School, Writers Online Workshops, and was a "critter" for the Second Draft Criticism service before starting out on her own as a "Writing Critter".
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Arline's novel, KILLRAVEN, is set closest to the place where she
lives and is loosely (very loosely)based on family history.Her
novel GHOST DANCER was her
first novel.SPIRIT OF FIRE is her
has written seven published novels and novellas and four non-fiction books, two under a pseudonym.