these tired hands
guide my children
to catch fireflies in magical meadows
to cross a busy city street
About Aurora Raine
Brittney Raine Arthur, known by her pen name Aurora Raine, is a fiction writer and poet.
Aurora Raine was born Brittney Raine Arthur on September 5, 1990, in Point Pleasant, West Virginia to Scott Arthur, a musician, and Lisa Hamrick, a homemaker and artist. She has a sister, Jesseca, and three half-siblings, Savannah, Conor, and Kason. She was raised Christian and is of Scottish/Irish descent. Her ancestors were from Cullybacky, Ireland and Perth, Scotland.
At the age of four, she moved to a small village, Sandyville, West Virginia. She was raised by her mother and step-father, William, an oil driller.
She spent her childhood exploring the woods behind her home, playing piano, singing with her mother and siblings, and writing fiction stories. She loved school and wanted to be a teacher. Her love for learning began to change when she entered middle school and found that school wasn't the same anymore. Her fun and playful Elementary School days became overridden with cliques, bullies, and subjects she didn't find the slightest bit interesting. She spent most of her days with her head in a book. She also played clarinet in the school band for three years, started a "girl band" in her best friends' garage, volunteered at the school library, and took piano and guitar classes. She began exploring writing even more with journaling, song writing, and poetry.
On April 11, 2018, she self-published Love Notes and Lullabies, her first poetry book under the pen name Aurora Raine. On August 15, 2020, she collaborated with author Rose Colleen to publish Melancholy Red, a collection of word prompts. She published A Poet's Journal on August 27, 2020. Since then, she has been working on a children's book, The Forest Girl, and her second poetry book, Symphony of the Dawn, filled with more personal poems inspired by her childhood.
these tired hands