Arlene’s work is published from the most recent, on top, in the following History publications:

Arlene retains the rights for all of her work including all of her published work. Each article is the product of her original primary and secondary sources research and generous assistance from scholarly and archival professionals. Errors are her own.

December 2019, Arlene was invited by J. Kemble, author, Historian, writer, and publisher of the historical journal, Them Dam Writers, of Grand Coulee, Washington, to submit a piece for consideration. In March 2020 her submission, ‘John Sam Dillman of Grand Coulee Part I of II’ was accepted and published.

The Stolen Gelding of Dillman Canyon

A lesser known local history, Arlene recounts the true story of a stolen gelding and the long pursuit to get it back, a tale so interesting it became a national news item across the U.S.

Sodomy, Justice, and Folk Heroes: Richard Cornish ‘…was put to death wrongfully’

Accused of the crime of sodomy, tried in the colony, and months later executed in James Cittie, Jamestown in 1625. Richard Cornish’s trial is the earliest known record of execution the crime of “buggery” or sodomy on the North America.

John Sam Dillman of Grand Coulee Part I of II

One of the first settlers in the Grand Coulee in Central Washington, Sam Dillman and his wife May began their married life homesteading where a mining camp trail crossed an old Native American path.

John Sam Dillman of Grand Coulee Part II of II

With newly discovered information, this real account of a shocking shooting takes us back to what happened and the men involved.

Jamestown: the First Permanent English Port in America Needs Archaeological Investigation

To understand the earliest commercial venture in America, what archaeological evidence has been discovered in the James River? What more, based on the material record, do we know today about the first permanent English port in America, the commercial wharf of early Jamestown?

New Evidence: Was Thomas Weston, Seventeenth Century London Merchant, among the First to Sail Fish to Virginia’s Starving Colonists?

Arlene’s article is the first published account of Thomas Weston’s arrival in the Virginia colony and his first successful legitimate business venture, further illuminating Weston’s critical role in the founding of America.

After an invitation from editor, Dr. Sam McLean, to submit an article to Global Maritime History, this article was published February 2019.

She researched and then finished writing New Evidence: Was Thomas Weston… in two months. Based on the resulting article, she was invited by Dr. McLean to join Global Maritime History as a Staff Writer.