Arlene Marks

Arlene Marks (she, her) was born hardwired for storytelling. When she was six years old, her grade 1 teacher phoned home to advise Arlene’s mother to take her to a child psychiatrist because she was becoming a pathological liar. Fortunately, Mom chose to take Arlene to a pediatrician instead. His diagnosis: a vivid imagination. His prescription: paper and pencils. And just like that, the liar became an author. Arlene began writing and never stopped.

Over the years, she has written–and been published–in just about every genre. She has also been a professional editor, high school English teacher, writing instructor, and independent educational publisher. Her first novel, a romantic suspense tale, was published by Harlequin Intrigue in 1990.

After retiring from the classroom in 2012, Arlene shifted into high gear, producing two literacy programs and a writing manual before turning to her first love, speculative fiction. She is the creator of the ongoing Sic Transit Terra space opera series, among other current and upcoming novels. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Polar Borealis, and Daily Science Fiction, and has most recently been gathered into a collection titled Imaginary Friends (May 2022, Brain Lag).

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