I was born in northern New Jersey into an Italian-American family during one of the most exciting times of our nation. I spent half of my career creating luxurious coiffures and the other half creating correspondence and proof-reading contracts for VPs and CEOs who were involved in a variety of industries. A rebel when it came to academia, I disliked school and was a poor student who just made it with a passing grade. At thirty-something, I attended college and progressed to a 3.8 GPA, but quit after a year. In 2002 my husband and I uprooted from New Jersey and now reside in Flagler County, Florida.
Other Books by Gi Arena
Published in 2014 under the name, Gi Marie Arena - A Sight Worth Feeling. In the spring of 2009, I started writing A Sight Worth Feeling after enduring a life-changing event involving an ongoing misdiagnosis of a rare eye cancer during which I am continually slipping in and out of a virtual time travel back to my earliest memories with my favorite aunts and uncles. I’m hoping it will make a difference in someone’s life.
A featured author in two published anthologies: Tim Baker's Path of the Bullet and Becky Pourchot's A Night Like This.
A heart-tugging fantasy, or more accurately, "magical realism" created as a result of a passion awakened after seeing the documentary Blackfish. Here, a bull orca tells of the injustice and cruelty of holding him and thousands of sea mammals in captivity. Through his eyes he highlights the unnaturalness and miserable state of merely existing 24/7 while imprisoned in marine parks around the world.