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Something About Me and My Book:
Challenging Stereotypes:
No one challenges traditional roles and stereotypes more than Arlether Wilson. After spending more than ten years in foster care she moved back to Fifth Ward, a poverty stricken community in Houston, Texas where no one was expected to excel. While her life story is similar to many African American women, it is surprisingly distinctive. Arlether has always been an achiever and attributes her drive, determination and will to survive to her unyielding faith. As the oldest of three children she was expected to grow up fast and relinquish much of her childhood. Then just when she thought the generational cycle of teen pregnancy was broken she became pregnant and was forced to drop out of school during her senior year.



Struggles:
During her journey Arlether encountered many struggles, but none as arduous or impactful as homelessness. In the end it proved to be a great learning experience, even though several people tried to discourage her by telling her that she would never succeed because of her family history. Fortunately, Arlether was determined to defy their beliefs and follow her own dreams. Her life changed after Black American poet, essayist and lecturer, Nikki Giovanni visited Phillis Wheatley High School. That was the first time that Arlether was inspired to write.

Defying the odds:
After her divorce she applied and was accepted into the police academy, where she graduated number one in her class. Three years later she was promoted to sergeant and later excelled to the rank of captain. During her tenure as an officer Arlether also earned her Master Peace Officer Certification, which is the highest certification an officer can attain. Then in 1998 she was honored as “Officer of the Year” and later earned several congressional commendations.

Arlether is a veteran officer and has gained a wealth of experience, which includes being a certified Child Abuse and Family Violence Investigator. But she didn’t stop there. In 2001 Arlether graduated from cum laude from the University of Houston and later earned her Masters Degree in Behavioral Science.

Then in 2005 Arlether was offered a position with another agency where she created and manages a Victims’ Services Division. Today Arlether is an advocate for abused women and children throughout her city. She believes that it is important to take an active and supportive role in one’s community, and not just sit back and “point fingers”. Therefore she is an avid volunteer for many charitable organizations. She is the vice president of w.o.m.e.n.EO. Inc., which is a national women's organization that mentors women and girls.

Although Arlether has an unusual background for a writer, she is the debut author of an inspirational memoir, Rewriting the Script, which will be available in bookstores, online, and in e-book format this fall.

Family:
Despite all of her accomplishments, Arlether is most proud of being a good mother to two wonderful young adults. She is presently working on her doctorate and her next book.

You can order her book by clicking the order tab on her website or by going to www.myspace.com/arlether.
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http://www.rewritethescript.com


Order your autographed copy of Rewriting the Script today and start Rewriting Your Life's Script. Place your order by going to www.rewritethescript.com or by visiting any online bookstore.

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At 4:05pm on August 8, 2009, Markus Klinger said…

At 11:14am on February 19, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
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At 8:31pm on February 6, 2009, Tyora Moody, Tywebbin Creations said…
Hi Arlether,

I'm coordinating a virtual tour this month. Check out Illusions Blog Tour with Wanda B. Campbell (February 1-28, 2009)

FIND DETAILS: http://bit.ly/illusions-blog-tour

Blessings,

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At 6:22am on January 14, 2009, Morningmoon said…

At 8:54pm on October 29, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
My book signing Saturday was a success... Read more and see pics on my latest blog post.

Also, check out my latest cover for the JGDS (Junior Geography Detective Squad) children's mystery state book series:


Isn't my job cool?

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At 9:47am on July 7, 2008, Sherri Walker said…
Just stopping by to say hi Arlether. I hope you had a great weekend!

Sherri
At 12:58pm on April 15, 2008, Sabriena Williams said…
Awesome , Woman of God. You just follow God's Path and your journey will be blessed with everything they said it wouldn't be.
From a sister , to a sister I AM PROUD OF YOU ......
At 6:47pm on April 13, 2008, Tonya Jones said…
God Bless! I wanted to reach out to inform you of the 1st Christian Book & Product Expo scheduled for: Saturday May 17th, 2008 in Willingboro New Jersey. If you or anyone you know would like to reserve a table please visit: www.godswordspoken.com/expo!
God is good
Minister Tonya Jones
At 4:18pm on March 11, 2008, Diane said…
Have you posted your works on the Black Author Showcase yet?

Visit Black Author Showcase
It's another great literary site, check it out.
 
 
 

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