When a DNA test revealed that Arianna Eastland was part Abenaki, something she hadn’t previously been aware of, she became inspired to research the Native-American culture and history in the areas of Quebec and New England. One book she read alleged that many women who were kidnapped and held for ransom by Native-American warriors often opted not to return to their homes because they became infatuated with their captors. This inspired Arianna to write her first historical romance, TOO FAR TO WHISPER, set in 17th-Century New England – a project that took her over four years to complete.
When she is not writing, Arianna enjoys hiking, traveling and art. She also confesses that one of her guilty pleasures is watching TV reality shows.