Thank you for visiting my website. I’m a Romanian American author living in Seattle, Washington, a place designated by UNESCO a City of Literature in 2017.
I’m a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA), the Authors Guild, and Codex Writers’ Group, and my writing has been published in The Colored Lens, Stupefying Stories, Dilema Veche (Romania), and other fiction and nonfiction magazines. For a complete list, see Published Stories.
My debut thriller Extreme Vetting will be published in February 2023 by Ooligan Press (Portland State University).
An immigration lawyer fights to keep her client from being deported and losing his family. But those who want him gone will stop at nothing—including murder.
Seattle, Washington, 2019. Attorney and single mom Laura Holban is an immigrant herself, guiding clients through a Kafkaesque system of ever-changing rules, where overworked judges make life-shattering decisions in minutes. Laura’s newest client is Emilio Ramirez, who was arrested in front of his sons at their high school and thrown in detention.
When Laura files for Emilio’s asylum, the world turns upside down. False criminal charges prevent his release, someone is following his family, and an ICE prosecutor threatens to revoke Laura’s US citizenship. None of it makes sense—until she uncovers a deadly conspiracy involving ICE, stolen data, and human trafficking.
Now the man at the center of it all is coming after Laura and Emilio, who must find a way to survive—and keep their families safe.
“Roxana Arama is that rare thriller author who not only writes to entertain but also move the world toward a better place.”
—Karen Hugg, author of The Forgetting Flower and The Dark Petals of Provence
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