Arthur, Karl 1952–
Arthur, Karl 1952–
PERSONAL: Born August 3, 1952, in St. Paul, MN; son of Bernice Ruth Norlemann. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended college in Hayward, CA; attended University of Arizona. Politics: "Constitutionalist." Religion: Lutheran. Hobbies and other interests: Private pilot, training tracking dogs, sailing.
ADDRESSES: Home—Tucson, AZ. Office—Ravenhawk Books, 7739 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. 95, Tucson, AZ 85710; fax: 520-296-4497. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: 6DOE Investigations, Tucson, AZ, private investigator, 1981–. Worked as government consumer fraud specialist. Ravenhawk Books, affiliate; executive producer of the documentary film Searching for the Write Life, 2000.
MEMBER: International Association of Credit Card Investigators, North American Conservation Association, National Writers Association, Society of Southwestern Authors, Arizona Homicide Investigators Association, Lions Club International, Sedona Humane Society.
All … the Little Bitches (suspense novel), Ravenhawk Books (Tucson, AZ), 1999.
Stalked to Death (nonfiction), Ravenhawk Books (Tucson, AZ), 2001.
The Calling (suspense novel), Ravenhawk Books (Tucson, AZ), 2005.
Other books include Vanquishing the Predator (nonfiction), Ravenhawk Books (Tucson, AZ), and The Shadow of Trees, a fictionalized autobiography. Author of "Confessions of a Former Republican," a syndicated political opinion column, 1997.
SIDELIGHTS: Karl Arthur once told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is an effort to entertain myself and relieve boredom; especially from February through August, when there are no football games.
"My efforts in fiction were influenced by Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, and Vincent Price movies. My nonfiction projects help me come to terms with and, hopefully, validate my life's experiences and maybe help others.
"I am a most undisciplined writer. I do not set aside specific times or days to write. I've tried this, but it just doesn't work for me. I write when I feel the desire, the need, the passion. When that will occur, only God knows. I write when I have something to say, even if it is only to myself."