Arlene is a children’s book author, debuting with HarperCollins in summer 2024. She is also part of Las Musas, the first collective of Latinx women authors and illustrators evolving the canon of children’s literature and celebrating the diversity of voice, experience, and power in our communities.

Arlene is represented by Tara Gonzalez at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

A former participant in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and pre-K teacher. Arlene lives in Southern California with her husband, who is from Mexico, where they are raising their three children and a pet tarantula.

In her free time, she enjoys helping marginalized creators with their submission materials and mentoring women writers in kidlit.