Alys Arden is the bestselling author of The Casquette Girls series. She was raised by street performers, tea leaf-readers, and glittering drag queens of the Vieux Carré. After graduating from the University of New Orleans, she lived in New York City and worked all around the world. Her debut novel garnered over one million reads online before it was acquired by Skyscape. The fourth book in the series, The Gates to Guinée, is due out in 2020. Her debut graphic novel, Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend, will be out in 2021 from DC Comics.