Aletta Bee

Author Aletta Bee lives in Culver City (nearly Los Angeles) alongside the lake MGM made for its Tarzan movies. She loves the 47 ducks and 24 koi who populate the lake. Her cat would love them too, but that’s a no-no. 

A Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for thirty years, Aletta Bee is fascinated by the way people influence each other, misunderstand each other, and ultimately love each other. She wrote a nonfiction blog, Your Zesty Self for (under her psychotherapist doctorate name) and wrote a monthly Daily Inspiration piece for Agape Press’s Inner Visions for nearly ten years. 

Her education included a B.A as an English Major at Duke University, an M.A. in Family Studies from Antioch University, L.A., and a doctorate in Contemporary Psychoanalysis from The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

After thirty years of almost exclusively reading clinical nonfiction, her love of fiction came roaring back when a friend of hers was lied to and psychologically threatened by a neighbor—and Aletta had to write about it for her own sanity. Aletta Bee’s short story “Deceit and Dirty Laundry” in Tolerance: A Collection of Short Stories, came out of her outrage on behalf of her friend. 


“A Definite Risk,” Short Story — Contemporary Romance

Tolerance: A Collection of Short Stories
“A Fly on the Wall,”  Magical Realism (Short Story)
“Deceit and Dirty Laundry,”  Literary Fiction, Suspense (Short Story)

“Footloose,” Literary Fiction, Short Fiction Break,
The Online Literary Magazine, (Short Story)

“A Heartfelt Anniversary,” Magical Realism, Short Fiction Break, The Online Literary Magazine (Short Story)

Autumn: An Anthology
“Autumn Love,” Contemporary Romance (Short Story)
“The Domino Effect,” Short  Literary Fiction (Short Story)

Spring—The Unexpected
“The Incident on Beachwood Drive,” Thriller (Short Story)
“Cocked Ears. Opened Eyes,” Contemporary Romance, Marital (Short Story)

Winter—An End and a Promise
“Saving Santa” Contemporary Fiction (Short Story)
“A Promising Dinnertime” Contemporary Fiction (Short Story)

Summer—When Doors Open
“Venus & Mars Go Shopping” Book Club Fiction

“Blame it on Mardi Gras” (Short Story)


Alleta’s Short Story Teaser for Our Winter Anthology

Winter—An End and a Promise

“Saving Santa” A Contemporary Fiction Story

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