ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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 Arlene I Shapiro,  who has a Ph.D. in English, taught writing on the college level for more than twenty years. Although she now does freelance writing, editing and research, she is focusing mostly on writing fiction. She participated in many workshops at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the International Women's Writing Guild. Moving On: A Novel was published in 2012. The Shiva Dance and Other Stories, a collection of stories with diverse themes, was published in 2013. Bess: A Novel, a historical work, based on the life of a 17th centtury British dramatist was published in July, 2016.

Arlene, who lives in Ossining, NY, enjoys theater, music, technology, yoga, traveling with her husband and spending time with her family.