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 :)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/alysarden

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7341923.Alys_Arden

★ “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...

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Reading Lists

29 stories
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4 Published Works

Featured work.

The Girl at the Gallows

Social data: 32.5K reads. 936 votes. 516 comments.

Description: Have you ever wondered if you are crazy? What if everyone else in the entire town thought you were? What if there was only one way to prove your sanity, but it meant your guaranteed death? Would you still spill your secrets? In 1727 Bermuda there...

Other Works by AlysArden.
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 Casquette Girls (Book 1)

The Casquette Girls (Book 1)

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After the Storm of the Century rips apart New Orleans, Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first...

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Just a little book of contests especially for my Wattpad peeps.


I’ve just finished attaching my headpiece before heading out to Anne Rice’s Lestat ball, but I just wanted to drop you all a quick note to say HAPPY HALLOWEEN and of course, THE BOOK TRAILER FOR THE CASQUETTE GIRLS IS POSTED!!!