I've met lots of people since I discovered the Internet - made a lot of friends who've helped me on the writing journey. None has been more faithful than Arlene Webb, who is a brilliant and quirky writer. Arlene has beta read everything that I've written - as I've done for her. I don't put acknowledgements in the front of my books for all sorts of reasons but by rights, Arlene's name should be in every one. She has a brilliant eye for me repeating, overstating, not being clear. She comes up with ideas to help when I'm stuck. She's everything a writing partner should be.
I have met her in the flesh once! I hope it won't be the last time. Arlene has to snatch time for writing while she's busy running a florists. I'm lucky. I don't have to work at anything other than writing - well apart from babysitting grandson and looking after husband.
I've loved everything that Arlene has written. She's had some truly original ideas and anyone who's a writer knows how rare that is. I'd be hard pushed to say what story I've liked the most. It would have to be a toss up between Incoming Alert and the Colors Series - starting with Splintered Energy. As I'm currently writing and struggling with a story that has quite a large cast of characters for me, I'm even more in awe of Arlene's cast in the Colors books. I often commented to her as I beta read - how well she handled dialogue from a lot of individuals. I still have a lot to learn and I'm lucky I have her!