About Our Business


Emersonstreet books is an independent publisher of fiction and non fiction founded by author and publisher,
Arlene Y. Burke in 2007.  Arlene Y. Burke was born in Evanston, Illinois where she attended Evanston Public
Schools graduating from Evanston Township High School in 1964.  She holds bachelor and master degrees in
education and taught elementary, junior high and high school for seventeen years.  She has also worked as a
consultant and supervisor with the Chicago Regional Program Chapter I servicing non public special
education facilities in Chicago.  Before retiring, Ms. Burke worked as a senior client representative for IBM in
the education industry for seventeen years.  The first product for emersonstreet books is
Nothin' Like I
Thought
, a creative non fiction/memoir that brings a glimpse of a baby boomer's life and those of her
girlfriends through their experiences, thoughts and reflections while coming of age in the sixties.  The book is
comprised of short, funny and inspirational vignettes based on real events and people's recollections of
growing up and growing older.
 Grandma's Fairy Tale Museum, also available in audio/ebook format, is a
children's book written in poetic form published in 2009.  It encourages children and parents to explore the
fairy tales again.
Quid Pro Quo, Ms. Burke's most recent work, is a fictional story about the secrets and lies
kept at a small minority business firm as it attempts to survive amid big city politics.  It is now available in
ebook format from www.smashwords.com or trade back copy from emersonstreetbooks.com.
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