Born in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Ariana became the family gypsy, travelling the United States, meeting new people and finding new places. As a reporter for the Suburban Journals newspapers in Illinois, Ariana had ample opportunity to meet interesting characters, and some of these (suitably disguised) turn up in her books.
She was a member of the Australian Society of Authors, Australian Writers Association, EPIC, a former Senior Editor and Director of Services for Romance Writers of America/Australian Chapter and a Contributing Editor to Suite 101 with articles she wrote about other authors. Her articles have been published in Inscriptions Magazine, Suite 101, Disceptatio--an e-magazine, Bamboo Grove and the Romance Writers of American/Australia Newsletter. She has been a Managing Editor for Sharpwriter and Senior Editor for Clocktower Books.
Her writing interest was in the murder mystery genre, producing three novels which are coming out from Writers Exchange, and she also collaborated in a trilogy on the paranormal mysteries of Australia with her husband Max (Glass Trilogy, also from Writers Exchange). Other books by Ariana Overton include a children's book, A Gift for Roo and a foray into sci-fi erotica, Portal under a pseudonym. She was also a prolific and talented book cover artist with more than 200 covers to her credit.
In 1998 she went adventuring to Australia, where she met her husband Max Overton. She explored the country for two years, making many new friends and experiencing all that Australia had to offer, including a stint on a morning radio talkback show in Townsville. Returning to the United States in 2000, she continued to write alongside her husband until her unexpected death in 2003.
Do you ever wish you could go back into your past and change the choices you made and the actions you took then? Do you believe doing so would make your life better? Journey to the realms of the mind...if you dare!
Katherine Hurston, obsessed with changing the past so her married lover will be free to be with her, agrees to participate in a revolutionary time-travel project. The process introduces a combination of biofeedback into the human brain, the use of psychotropic drugs and psychic ability to open the doorway to the past. The fact that the experimental program could prove fatal does nothing to deter Katherine from agreeing to submit.
Matt Martin, the scientist in charge and a close friend to Kat's best friends, Chuck and Callie Barnes, has his own reasons for wanting the project to succeed, as do Chuck and Callie. Matt's brother has just found the lost scrolls of Egypt, containing the secrets to eliminating major diseases. He was murdered for his discovery and the killer was never found. Matt wants to find out who killed his brother. Chuck and Callie want Matt and Kat to be free to be together, and Callie's psychic ability assures her that her future lies in the project's success.
Unknown to all, the real powerhouse behind the funding of the program has his own agenda...one that could get them all killed if they survive the journey back in time to places and events that threaten to consume both body and soul.
Jake Daniels is a man haunted by nightmares and events that won't seem to leave him in peace. His job with the FBI is hanging by a thread and now he has another serial killer on his hands, something he'd hoped to escape from when he left the big city.
In a small northern California town, someone is killing women in a bizarre fashion. Holidays are supposed to be a special time of year, but the holidays in this town are turning into nightmares. Jake gathers his team including a high-brow psychiatrist from San Francisco, an Aussie cop on loan, an ex-cop who did time for murder, along with an ex-pro football player with something to prove. In spite of the local sheriff and the coroner, who view the FBI's intrusion as a challenge, Jake and his team are determined to find the devil destroying holiday festivities.
No sane person can survive below the trapdoor...
How do you hide from a serial killer who knows who you are, where you live and just how to insinuate himself into your life?
When Briana Kilmer decides to change her life and write a novel about a serial killer in St. Louis, Missouri, she has no idea the monster in her fiction really exists. She sends her story to an internet group of writers only to have the real killer read her work and decide she knows too much of the truth. He comes after her, sending gruesome body parts as presents to prove he's real and can get to her anywhere she tries to hide.
Briana calls on the talents of her Internet friend, Hank, a retired cop, her son the computer hacker, and her daughter-in-law to help her find out who the killer is and how to stop him. The group finds itself hot on a trail littered with bodies from the Arch of St. Louis to the ancient burial mounds of the Cahok Indians in Illinois. When they do catch up, the killer's waiting for them with more than a few surprises left to spring in honor of their arrival...