Arlene Rains Graber


Arlene Rains Graber is an award winning freelance writer from Wichita, Kansas. Her writing career spans more than thirty-five years with more than 100 articles, essays, and devotionals published in numerous newspapers, magazines and periodicals.
Books published are listed below. Graber is a retired travel agent who has traveled throughout the world.
She is a graduate of the University of Memphis, is an avid scrapbooker, a graduate of Bible Study Fellowship, the proud grandmother of two boys, and has attended Eastminster Presbyterian Church for over thirty-seven years.

Books by Arlene Rains Graber are: Devoted to Traveling (a devotional book) was published by AWOC Publishers, A Plane Tree in Provence, (Women's Fiction and First Place winner in the Kansas Authors Club Contest) Angel on My Shoulder (Christian Fiction) The Cape Elizabeth Ocean Avenue Society (second on the Plane Tree series) was released in 2012, Sarah's Choice - With a little help from Tuscany was published in 2014, and The "Casting" of Wendy Holcomb, published in 2017.
Graber's newest non-fiction book, Lessons from Maine was released in 2016. It is a memoir of the author's annual retreats to Maine.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I check the best seller list, Book Reads or Ask David. I also scan the book ads in different publications. If a title is of interest, or it is an author I am familiar with, I order a sample. About 70% of the time, I will order the entire book after I've read the sample.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was in the second grade, and with my Big Chief tablet, wrote Over the Blue Moon. The story is about a young girl who travels to the moon and discovers it is blue.
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Where to find Arlene Rains Graber online

Where to buy in print


Vernie: One Year Tops
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,310. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Christian » General
Vernie Olander, author, lives with her husband and two daughters in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. After fifteen years as the executive director of the Portland, Maine Symphony Orchestra she retired to pursue a career as a novelist. Days quickly changed from board meetings, and unraveling complicated budgets, to hours of writing and dreaming up plots for fiction novels. Then the unexpected happened.
Devoted to Traveling: Revised Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,980. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
A unique devotional book by Kansas writer, Arlene Rains Graber. The book is a chronicle of the first-hand experiences of a woman whose adventures are written with lessons learned. Travel the globe with her as she experiences the healing aspects of San Francisco to a spiritual renewal in an ancient cathedral all the while allowing readers to experience the highs and lows of traveling.
The "Casting" of Wendy Holcomb
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,640. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Wendy Holcomb is a happily married mother of a college bound daughter, and enjoys a comfortable life living in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, when her career begins to create numerous problems in her otherwise well-ordered life. The question is: will she shun family life for a chance on Broadway, or walk away?
Lessons from Maine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,180. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
As a journalist living in Kansas, Arlene Rains Graber enjoyed a fast-paced life writing for newspapers and magazines, before the fiction bug knocked at her door. She was an avid reader of fiction, but had never written a word that wasn’t true until a plot formed in her mind. Travel with her on annual retreats in Maine provide the perfect environment to make the transition.
Sarah's Choice: with a little help from Tuscany
Series: A Plane Tree in Provence, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,300. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A Plane Tree in Provence, novel. The women are back from France and Sarah has to make a decision whether to tell her husband about the affair, or keep it hidden. Although she is guilt ridden, she ignores the inevitable for as long as she can until Raoul, the other man, makes an appearance forcing her to to make a choice.
The Cape Elizabeth Ocean Avenue Society
Series: A Plane Tree in Provence, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,670. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Penny Wilson, owner of the Designers Pen needlework shop in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, lives in a large rambling home with her husband, Michael, and two sons. Life is good until Penny accidentally spots Michael with another woman. An affair? Or a harmless encounter? Penny has her friends in The Cape Elizabeth Ocean Avenue Society to lean on. While she wants
Angel on My Shoulder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,610. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Pringle Taylor is thirty, single, tall, lean, smart, and involved in a two-year relationship with Hunter Wilson. Her third floor walk-up in Brooklyn's Park Slope area is decorated just the way she likes it, and she is rewarded every day teaching at-risk children. Crisis hits when the head master at her school suddenly closes due to economics, and Hunter unexpectedly proposes. What to do.
A Plane Tree in Provence
Series: A Plane Tree in Provence, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,310. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
(5.00 from 1 review)
Five women take a life-changing holiday to France and return home recharged to explore hidden dreams. Adventures and conflicts emerge as the five wind their way through Provence and conclude each day around the large plane tree at their rented farmhouse, with spirited conversation and a generous portion of food and wine. By the end of the trip each return home anxious to change their lives

Smashwords book reviews by Arlene Rains Graber

  • Edge of Nowhere on Sep. 13, 2011
    (no rating)
    I love short story books, and this one really keeps you reading. Not my usual genre, but decided to broaden my mind. I was thrilled I took the extra step. B.J. Myrick's literary style and Hazel Hart's more casual style give the best of both worlds. Images and reactions are used brilliantly to create suspense and take you to the dark side of life. A really great purchase and I received 10 stories for the price of $1.99. Wonderful and entertaining.