Arleen Williams has written her life in journals since leaving home at seventeen. Decades later those journals filled the gaps where memory alone failed, fueling her memoir, The Thirty-Ninth Victim (2008), the story of her family’s journey before and after her sister was murdered by the worst serial killer in American history. Running Secrets (2013) is the first novel in the Alki Trilogy, where a diverse cast of characters face and embrace the challenges of race and immigration, family and friendship on Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Arleen’s short works appear in Crosscurrents (2009, 2010 and 2011), In Our Prime (2010), Sunday Ink: Works by the Uptown Writers (2010), The Seattle Times (March 4, 2011), and at www.alkitrilogy.com and at www.arleenwilliams.com. Arleen holds a M.Ed. from the University of Washington and a teaching position at South Seattle Community College. She lives and writes in West Seattle.
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