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As of October 31, 2013 The Casquette Girls is published! If you are looking for a copy, try Amazon! Or The Book Depository for FREE GLOBAL shipping :)



★ “In this Southern Gothic love letter to the spookier side of New Orleans's storied past, Arden spins out a moody tale of magic and mystery… a thoroughly satisfying page-turner and a strong.” – Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review

“Debut author Arden offers readers a full plate of Southern gothic atmospherics and sparkling teen romance in a patiently crafted tale that will best reward careful readers... Satisfying teen entertainment but also a cathartic, uncompromising tribute to New Orleans.” – Kirkus Reviews

"In the way that it fuses the experience of adolescence, the city of New Orleans, history, magic and vampires, The Casquette Girls can’t help but be a fun adventure, but more than that, it’s a smart story with a surprising amount of emotional depth.” – IndieReader



I'm currently bouncing back and forth between Brooklyn and the Faubourg Marigny in an attempt to become less nomadic.  This is my first attempt at writing, so I would love as much feedback as possible. Feel free to comment, message me, tweet me, send smoke signals, or whatever it is that you do...

"I run this thing like a dancehall queen -- I really don't want no hassle."





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The Romeo Catchers (Book 2)

The Romeo Catchers (Book 2)

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Seven girls tied by time. Five powers that bind. One curse to lock the horror away. One attic to keep the monsters at bay. * * * Five months after the Stor... read more
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The Casquette Girls (Book 1)

The Casquette Girls (Book 1)

50 parts / 70 pages, updated Apr 05, 2014PG-13VideoPicturesCompleted
After the Storm of the Century rips apart New Orleans, Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return to the city following the mandatory evacuatio... read more
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<-- WIN (awesome stuff.)

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Just a little book of contests especially for my Wattpad peeps.
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The Girl at the Gallows

The Girl at the Gallows

6 parts / 4 pages, updated Jul 06, 2013PGPictures
Do you ever wonder if you are crazy? What if everyone else in the entire town thought you were? If there was only one way to prove your sanity, but it meant your... read more
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