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Joined 02-03-12, id: 3692481, Profile Updated: 07-16-13
Author has written 4 stories for Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Seven Realms series, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

Arlene walks out of her quiet home, which sat fifteen minutes away from the city. It was a comfy, quiet life, where she could do whatever she pleases. Unable to see two feet in front of her, Arlene slips on her glasses and blinks twice. With her slippers on, she makes her way to the mailbox and sifts the junk mail from the interesting mail, though there is hardly any. At the bottom of the stack is an envelope with no return address. Puzzled, Arlene hurries back inside. She tosses the junk mail onto the kitchen table and then heads into the living room to plop onto the couch. She rips open the strange letter and unfolds its contents.

Dear Arlene,

Congratulations on your first novel being published! I know you live a very quiet life, but your fans want to know more about you! We know Arlene Baker is simply a pen name. Don't worry, we will not reveal your current location to your fans as long as you don't come searching for my current location. Attached to this letter is a questionnaire for you to fill out. If you choose to not fill it out, simply toss this in the shredder. But if you do, please fill it out and place it in your mailbox with the flag up by Midnight of July 24. Don't worry, we'll retrieve the letter before your usual postal service comes by.

Sincerely

A friend.

Puzzled by the strange letter, Arlene flips it over and discovers the mentioned questionnaire. Her mind was full of questions. Like who these people were, and how they got her address. Arlene specifically used a pen name for this purpose; she didn't want to be bombarded with fans. She bit the inside of her lip, unsure what to do. But a second later, a pen was in her hand and she was filling out the questions.

We know your real name is Br--na M-l--r, but where did you get the pen name Arlene Baker from?

Well, I looked up the name Arlene online, and it means 'promise'. It reminds myself the promise that I made that I would try and become a writer. Baker reminds me of a silly argument with a friend I had long ago.

In your teen years, what were some of your favorite books to read? Your least favorites?

Favorites: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordian

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordian

The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

The Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima

Beautiful Creatures by KamiGarcia and Margaret Stohl

Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong

Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The book Thief by Markus Zusak

Least Favorites: The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Claire

Maximum Ride by James Patterson

The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel

Do you keep a writing journal or notebook?

Yes. I have a notebook that says "I would love to stay but I really mustache" and another notebook with a beautiful butterfly on the cover. Whenever I have a story idea I jot it down in one of them so I can remember. They are both full of quotes that I love and plan on using in stories, people that I have found interesting and will use as characters, unique names and places that I'll base a location off of.

What’s your biggest challenge as a writer?

Staying on track with my writing. I'll always find a new idea that I like more and leave off the story that I'm writing, or simply forget about the story, or loose interest in it.

What defines a ‘real’ character to you?

A real character is a character with believable action, name, and personality. How many people do you know named Ever? Don't use that as a name. Look up your name on the internet, does it mean strong? Are you strong? I enjoy taking those things into account; just because you name your child 'Andrew' or 'Valerie' does not mean they are going to grow up strong. A character's actions also have to match their personality. If one of a characters personality traits are 'shy' do you expect them to go up to a crowd of people and yell at them? No. A character also has to have flaws, which I believe is one of the most important parts of creating a character. A person will not always be liked by everyone else. They will have enemies, people who hate them for no reason.

Arlene looked down to answer the next question, though sadly there was not another one there. Still highly confused about this letter's purpose, she folded it up and placed the paper back into the envelope. She placed it on the basket next to her front door and on a bright yellow sticky-note stuck to it, wrote 'July 24: Midnight' She looked at the letter a second longer before deciding it was time to leave.

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Killing Four by wee kraken reviews
Four is dead. I've killed him. He was an ideal, a Dauntless prodigy that never really existed. INSURGENT FOUR POV - starting in Candor. Spoilers, obviously.
Divergent Trilogy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 68,908 - Reviews: 571 - Favs: 351 - Follows: 352 - Updated: 10/3/2013 - Published: 5/15/2012 - Four/Tobias, Tris/Beatrice P.
Apprentice of Chaos by RyuzakiLaw1 reviews
Percy's world is gone. Annabeth broke up with him, His dad replaced him with a new son, and his friends barely talk to him anymore. He had no where to turn until Chaos found him.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 20,793 - Reviews: 555 - Favs: 443 - Follows: 405 - Updated: 7/2/2013 - Published: 8/5/2011 - Percy J.
Parallel Universe by Strider101 reviews
Gaea has messed with time and thrown Percy and the mythological world into a parallel universe.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 22 - Words: 21,701 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 7/30/2012 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Percy J., Annabeth C.
The Boiling Rock by Tera253 reviews
Zuko, Iroh, and Toph vs. everyone else in a world of comedy, Spaghettio's, criminals, and shippers... but will even the comedic best of our heroes be enough to stop the Dai Li?
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 21 - Words: 17,744 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/30/2012 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Toph, Iroh
The Runaway by hakuna-matataa reviews
Percy's gone. No one knows why or to where, until Annabeth finds a note written by him to her, four years later, telling him where he is, & Annabeth is determined to find him, no matter what the personal cost. xxPERCABETH!xx
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 32,091 - Reviews: 390 - Favs: 363 - Follows: 246 - Updated: 5/20/2012 - Published: 5/19/2011 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
Hold on a Little Longer by Jake Nickleby reviews
After the Grace family successfully defeated Mulgawrath, Simon falls ill due to an infection inflicted by a goblin from the unseen world. Now it's up to Jared to find a cure. No Incest.
Spiderwick Chronicles - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,004 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/26/2011 - Published: 8/21/2008 - Jared G., Simon G.
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Rules for Making a Percy Jackson Fanfiction reviews
Percy, Annabeth, and the rest of the CHB gang sit down and have a talk with fangirls(and fanboys) about their... fanfictions. Funny if you're tired of NicoXmary-sue, Percabeth fluff, and Annabeth-as-a-typical-teenage-girl-until-Percy-cam e-along.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,916 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 7/16/2013 - Published: 11/27/2012 - Percy J.
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Next Generation reviews
Edward Elric suddenly disappears on his way to Xing. His wife, Winry, goes off looking for him but doesn't come back either. Their three children, Will, Nina, and Anna are raised by Ed's old teacher, Izumi. But when they're finally old enough go off looking for their father. Will they save him in time?
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,328 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/31/2013 - Published: 5/18/2013 - Alphonse E., Edward E., Roy M., Winry R.
When Worlds Collide reviews
When the princess heir Nydia is born, Han immediately knows something is wrong. Will Nydia be able to show the clan's she can still be queen? And will Han be able to admit his biggest secret to Queen Rasia? ***I have not read the Crimson Crown yet so no spoilers please.***
Seven Realms series - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,220 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/8/2013 - Han/Cuffs, Raisa
Delusinal reviews
After the second Titan war, Percy begins to change drastically. Annabeth begins to become worried, but Percy flee's before anything can be done about it. Annabeth and Grover leave camp in hope to find a cure, and Percy. Will they find him before he does something insane? Rated T for language and violence.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,026 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/1/2012 - Published: 7/12/2012 - Annabeth C., Grover