“Follow your dreams no matter how bold.”
Finalist: Best Mystery/Suspense novel in 2013 by eFestival of Words; Currents of Vengeance
Press Release Finalist: Foreword Reviews 2013 Annual Book Awards; Alternate Currents
Arleen Alleman is a former senior analyst with the Government Accountability Office where she wrote extensively on many topics ranging from satellite systems to endangered species.
“Writing exciting fast-paced adventures characterized by intrigue, mystery, travel, and social controversy, for the reading pleasure of fiction lovers.” –Arleen
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Saturday, March 29, 2014 in San Mateo, CA
11:00 to 4:00 at Barnes & Noble, Hillsdale Shopping Center, 11 West Hillside Blvd.
Arleen describes herself as a generalist because of a variety of interests and professional experiences, including fashion model, insurance adjuster, trainer, government analyst, songwriter, jewelry artist, boutique owner, and writer/speaker. She has a science education, primarily in biology, but loves everything having to do with science and nature. Along with fitness, her interests include reading, travel, and the study of religious history. Traveling by cruise ship has inspired her cruise-related fiction.
Ten years ago, when Arleen retired from the Government Accountability Office, she searched for the next thing to pursue and began to build a custom design jewelry business. “Working with the earth’s beautiful metals, gems, stones, pearls, shells, and wood, and turning them into wearable pieces of art was extremely uplifting and satisfying.”
In 2005, after selling her jewelry creations at The Barn in Castle Rock, CO and at art shows and galleries, she decided to open her own shop in a coop of 20 shops in a hundred year old building. After six years, she has closed Synergy Decor in order to concentrate on writing.
In August, 2010 she realized a life-long dream with publication of her first novel, Currents Deep and Deadly. Then in 2011 came the sequel, Currents of Vengeance. The third book in the Darcy Farthing adventures, Current Assets, was released in July, 2012.
During this period, she had the unfortunate experience of a breast cancer diagnosis followed by ten months of treatment. She says, “I’ve emerged only somewhat scathed from that ordeal. I guess this begins the next stage in my evolving life journey—or riding this current to the end, as my character Darcy Farthing would say.” That journey recently brought Arleen from Colorado to her new home in South Florida.
Four books…four adventures of a lifetime…
Witness four gripping tales filled with mystery, romance, travel, and a personal journey of discovery in author Arleen Alleman’s thrilling voyage into Currents Deep and Deadly, Currents of Vengeance, Current Assets, and the new Alternate Currents.
Fascinating characters embarking on crime-ridden cruises, travel to exotic Caribbean and South American ports, and intriguing and intricate plots on land and at sea, will take you on exciting journeys.
Darcy adventure number four–Alternate Currents
Author Darcy Farthing is living in DC with her fiancé, Mick Clayton, enjoying a much needed respite. As they prepare for a wedding and a romantic cruise, they find out that a good friend, Charlie Scott, has mysteriously disappeared. Against Mick’s wishes and without much thought of consequences, Darcy flies to Seattle to help Charlie’s partner, Don Freeburg, and daughter, Penelope, cope with their loss. She finds that a prior well-intentioned decision about parenthood has sparked a series of tragic events, which threaten to destroy a parent-child bond. Eager to help, Darcy plummets into the unfamiliar world of same-sex partnerships, surrogates, and assisted reproductive technology. While the police and FBI are still trying to solve Charlie’s kidnapping, Penelope also vanishes. Detectives implicate a local clergyman, a birth-mother, and a radical author, but can find no proof of guilt. When Darcy tries to apply her investigative skills to the baffling case she sustains a vicious attack by an unbalanced killer. Mick rushes to her side and as the mystery is finally solved he also becomes a victim of vengeance and madness.
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