Arlene Hamilton grew up in Chateauguay, Quebec, and went to university in Montreal. Arlene has always loved books, and worked in a library for 10 years. When her three children were young she spent many hours reading to them, and that inspired her to start writing. Arlene loves horse racing too, but the closest she ever gets to a racetrack is when her two cats chase each other around the house. She now lives in London, Ontario, with her family.