Ever since she was old enough to sound out words, Araminta knew she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Before she could write, she'd tell stories with pictures or she'd lead her friends on crazy imagination games that turned their elementary school playground into an alternate dimension with vampires and zombies, witches and werewolves.
She was always just a little odd.
After high school, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington and later went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts in the same field from National University. As a Masters-trained writer, Araminta teaches writing courses -- everything from technical to professional to academic to creative -- at various colleges in Central Maine.
She is a contributing writer for Demand Media Studios (owners of Livestrong.com and eHow), and an associate editor at the new horror literary anthology, Dark Moon Digest published by Dark Moon Books, an imprint of Stony Meadow Publishing. She freelance writes and edits in her spare time and has done a little bit of everything. Several of her craft articles appear in Living Through History Magazine, a piece of creative nonfiction appears on The Common Ties Story Blog, and she even has a theme party cookbook at Appetizerstogo.com.
While she has several novels crammed into the dusty closets of her computer's hard drive, her first full length novel to be published is Blind Hunger, due out by Dark Moon Books May, 2011.