In "BMF Smuggler: The World is Ours," Katherine Arandez goes beyond the news headlines and mugshots to tell the true, harrowing story of how Petties, as an ambitious teenager, would use sheer grit and guile to climb the ladder from petty crime in a Memphis ghetto to sit at the head of an international drug empire, and his staggering fall from grace at the hands of a DEA agent, obsessed with bringing him to justice.

"BMF Smuggler: The World Is Ours," is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride with the ambitious teenage Craig Petties and leading DEA agent Abe Collins in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse that takes them around the world.


Hello, and welcome to, the official home of Katherine Arandez! I write sci-fi/fantasy adventure novels. My first series, "The Kervanian Chronicles," is an exciting medley of stories, all of which can be read independantly of one another. In a larger view, however, they tell the story of two sister Varek (Higher beings created at the end of universes) who struggle to reconcile their conflicting views of lower beings than themselves. In the end, will they overcome their differences and unite in order to protect the multi-verse they both love from an ancient force even more powerful than themselves?

I also had the good fortune recently to co-author "BMF Smuggler: The World is Ours, Craig Petties, Big Meech & Jefe de Jefes Arturo Beltran Leyva" with Tracy Matthews. The book is based on the true story of Craig Petties, who rose from the slums of Memphis to become a powerful international drug lord, and Abe Collins, the dedicated DEA agent who worked tirelessly to bring him down. Their eight year game of cat and mouse leads them around the world, and eventually, to redemption.
katherine arandez author/writer