Arlene is a first time-author seeking a publishing deal for three historical non-fiction books: one about a 17th century mariner executed in Jamestown, the others about 19th century settlers of the semi-arid steppe Pacific Northwest: one who survived the brutal Range Wars and the other who survived the violent Nez Perce Wars.
Richard Williams alias Cornish was a swashbuckling Master of a merchant ship who was beloved by the London maritime community but eventually hanged in Jamestown. Years after his death, against colonial law, at great risk to themselves, four sailors and his brother each individually spoke out against his execution.
James Dillman, a blacksmith, trapper, and sheep-man, risked his life and livelihood in the Range Wars trying to survive and keep his family intact.
Catherine Northrup was a Civil War and Nez Perce War survivor who after homesteading was murdered.
No books have ever been written about any of her subjects.
Her historical non-fiction articles are based on original primary and secondary sources research, as her books will be. She retains the rights to all of her work. Two of her three books are fully researched, and she has almost completed research on the third.
“Arlene is an exceptional talent with an aptitude for synthesizing information at a pace I have rarely seen in my career. She is highly effective and efficient. Arlene is a natural leader who garners respect from everyone with whom she comes in contact. I especially enjoyed her positive outlook, her ease, and her willingness to take on new things. She is a great colleague.”
Theresa Smith, former Owner, Volute Consulting
“Arlene was easy to work with, bright and diligent during the five years she managed the bookkeeping for three corporations that I owned and operated. She oversaw project management, staff, deadlines, and the parent company’s resources very well. I’d work with her again and recommend her for her professionalism.”
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