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Arleen Williams To Read From Running Secrets, Book One of the Alki Trilogy
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Running Secrets
The Alki Trilogy
Village Books
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Bellingham - Washington - US


BELLINGHAM, Wash. - March 7, 2014 - PRLog -- Friday April 18, 2014 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm Arleen Williams will read from her debut novel, Running Secrets (Book One of the Alki Trilogy).  This reading will occur at the end of her virtual blog tour, which runs from April 5th - April 19th through Closed The Cover Book Tours.

The Running Secrets ebook will be available for a promotional price of $.99 cents at Amazon and Barnes & Noble during that time!

Book Synopsis:

In RUNNING SECRETS, flight attendant Chris Stevens is bent on self-destruction until she meets Gemi Kemmal, an Ethiopian home healthcare provider. Gemi and Jake, a paramedic, help Chris heal from and confront her difficult past, and regain a passion for living. In the process, Chris and Gemi forge an unusual friendship that bridges cultural, racial and age differences. Their friendship gives both women the support each needs. Gemi comes to question restrictive traditions dictating her immigrant life, such as the headscarf she’s worn since entering puberty and the celibacy she’s practiced since the brutal death of her husband and infant in the violence that destroyed her homeland and family. Chris uncovers family secrets that challenge everything she's ever known to be true. Together the women learn that racial identity is a choice, self expression is a right, and family is a personal construct.

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About Arleen Williams:

Arleen Williams holds a M.Ed. from the University of Washington and an English as a Second Language teaching position at South Seattle Community College where she's worked with immigrants and refugees for almost three decades. Her
published works include:
The Thirty-Ninth Victim (2008)
"The Supermarket," Crosscurrents 2009
"The Promise," In Our Prime: Empowering Essays by Women on Love Family,
Career, Ageing and Just Coping (2010)
"The Painting," Crosscurrents 2010 (Best Prose Award)
"Letting Go," "Writing at Louisa's," and "Spa Day - An excerpt from Moving Mom, a memoir in progress," Sunday Ink: Works by the Uptown Writers (2010),
"Remembering Dad - An excerpt from Moving Mom, a memoir in progress,"
Crosscurrents, 2011
"The Painful Legacy of Gary Ridgway," The Seattle Times (March 4, 2011)

She has a collection of personal essays at:

Learn more about the Alki trilogy at :

Venue Information:

"Village Books is a community-based, independent bookstore located in the Historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, Washington, where it has been awarded the Tourism Business of the Year by the members of the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Since 1980 we have been Whatcom County, Washington's "Community Bookshop for Browsing" (, 2013).

Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

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