Arlene Spencer has researched and written historical non-fiction for over ten years: researching the lives of Richard Cornish, Catherine Northrup, and James Dillman to inform her forthcoming historical non-fiction biographical books about each of them.

No books have ever been written about any of her subjects.

Arlene was invited to publish historical articles by the Editors of two different scholarly history publications, Global Maritime History and Them Dam Writers.

Based on the piece she wrote about seventeenth century British trader and merchant, Thomas Weston, for Global Maritime History, in 2018 she was invited and continues to be a Staff Writer for Global Maritime History.

Arlene retains the rights to all of her work.

Two of her three books are fully researched and she has nearly completed research on the third.

Her three works in progress, three books in pre-proposal, detail the lives of:

Richard Williams alias Cornish, Master of a merchant ship, beloved by the London maritime community, was hanged in Jamestown for the then crime of sodomy. In the years following his death, against colonial law, at great risk to themselves, independently, individual sailors made their outrage over his execution known. Of what we know today, his was the first execution for the crime of sodomy on the North American continent.

Blacksmith, trapper, and sheep-raiser, James Dillman, fought to keep his family intact during vigilant and brutal Range Wars; but it was violence that, though they survived, settled in one of their family member.

Catherine Northrup, Civil War survivor, after moving to the West had to survive the Nez Perce Wars. She among the few who did. Years, later, after finally making a new life, homesteading with her new husband, she was horrifically murdered.