Writing under the name Diane Arrelle, I have had over 200 short stories published and I have two 2 published books, Just A Drop In The Cup, a collection of short-short stories and Elements Of The Short Story, How to Write a selling Story (which is out of print). I live on the edge of the Pine Barrens (home of the Jersey Devil) in Southern New Jersey with my husband, currently one of our two offspring and my cat. I am proud to be one of the founding members as well as the second president of the Garden State Horror Writers and I am also the past president of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference.
I began writing stories in college while taking the four hour once a week class, The Geography Of Southeast Asia, which I needed for my teaching certification in social studies. It was really a long class that begged to let my imagination roam. Growing up extremely rural and listening nightly the ghastly, ghostly tales that my older siblings forced upon me, I naturally turned to horror, since I am basically afraid of everything.
To support my writing habit for the last couple of decades, I have held a wide variety of jobs including Teacher, School Bus Driver, Waitress, Sales Clerk, Mystery Shopper, Holiday Gift Wrapper in a department store, Newspaper Correspondent, Tutor, Freelance Writer, Senior Citizen Center Director and I was also that person who stood around in a mall burning vanilla tinged milk and cooking tasteless crepes to sell nonstick pots and pans.
I often turn to events that happen around me for inspiration and one of my favorite stories was inspired by a delightfully creepy resort my sister and I stayed at a few years ago. To my utter joy, it was my turn to tell her some ghastly, ghostly stories to keep her up all night.
Most Recently Published Book (as of November 2018)
Dark Voices is a Lycan Valley Charity Anthology — 100% of profits will go to benefit breast cancer non-profit organizations. Voices are meant to be heard. Darkness amplifies sound. And Dark Voices cannot be silenced. You won’t find pages filled with sunshine and lollipops or rose glass filtered landscapes. Instead, gloom and evil lurks, monsters and despair prevail. As you read these 38 women of horror, sci-fi and dark fiction, their voices will linger in your mind and infiltrate your soul. Their voices are loud. Their voices are strong. Their voices are dark. Voices include: Theresa Derwin * Michelle Scalise * Linda D Addison * Diane Arrelle * Sara Dobie Bauer * Charlotte Bond * Chesya Burke * Christa Carmen * Lynn M Cochrane * Ruschelle Dillon * Pauline E Dungate * Amber Fallon * Cara Fox * Julie Frost * Charlie Hannah * Penny Jones * Reen Jones * Calypso Kane * Kitty Kane * Nancy Kilpatrick * Laura Mauro * Keris McDonald * Helen Mihajlovic * Christine Morgan * Billie Sue Mosiman and Frankline E Wales * Anne Nicholls * Marie O’Regan * Hayley Orgill * NOA Rawle * Eden Royce * EF Schraeder * Angela Slatter * Kristal Stittle * KD Thomas * Angeline Trevena * Nemma Wollenfang * Mercedes Murdock Yardley * Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
Book Buy Links: Amazon
Book Buy Links: Amazon