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
18 stories
32 stories

4 Published Works

Featured work.

The Casquette Girls (Book 1)

Social data: 1.2M reads. 20.9K votes. 5.9K comments.

Description: 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 evacuation. Adele wants nothing more than for life to return to normal, but with the silent city r...

#83 in Paranormal

Other Works by AlysArden.
The Girl at the Gallows

The Girl at the Gallows

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Have you ever wondered if you are crazy? What if everyone else in the entire town thought you were? Wh...

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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...

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

Hello Monday!

Guys, I’m doing a really cool event tomorrow over at Bitten by Books bog! And I’m giving away a Kindle & $30 Amazon gift certificate!

Basically it will be a live Q&A, so all you have to do is drop by the blog, ask questions, or leave comments for me. In order to RSVP for the event, just go to this post and leave a comment, then show up tomorrow at some point! In order to accommodate as many time zones as possible, we’ll start at 12 NOON Pacific Standard time, and the event will run into the evening. Pop on by! 

StasiaMorineaux posted a message to AlysArden
Hi there beautiful! 
Thanx so much for reading No Time to Cry...and for all the chapter votes! I love seeing that people are reading my story, hope you enjoy it!  =)
kaleidescope posted a message to AlysArden
How would you like to bring 'the casquette girls' in the Philippines? 

Because, I would really really love it if someday I will see it in our nearest bookstore.  ☺