Arwen Elys Dayton began her career as a teenage staff writer at a foundation that produced Peabody Award-winning educational shows for PBS.
Soon afterward, she began writing screenplays and novels, including Sovereign’s Hold and Resurrection, the #1 Amazon bestseller in Sci-Fi in both the US and the UK (and the #2 book on all of Amazon, behind The Hunger Games). Her Seeker series for Penguin Random House is published all over the world.
Arwen spends months doing research for her stories. Her explorations have taken her around the world to places like the Great Pyramid (which she explored by flashlight when researching Resurrection), Hong Kong and its many islands, and lots of ruined castles in Scotland. She enjoys creating complete worlds inhabited by characters who charm, frustrate or inspire.
Arwen lives with her husband and their three children in both sunny Southern California and the rainy Pacific Northwest. You can visit her at arwendayton.com and follow @arwenelysdayton on Twitter and Instagram, or reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arwen is represented by Jodi Reamer at Writers House. For interview inquiries, please contact Kathleen Dunn, email@example.com.
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- Virgil’s Zero Rootbeer (addicted)
- Timer to keep me from spending too much time on the Internet
- New book!
- Blank paper. I’m partial to yellow legal pads.
- Finger pushing thingy that is constantly asking for new batteries
- Old timey writing things
- Secret project
- Rooibos tea with milk
- Lily’s chocolate (addicted)
- Well annotated copy of Seeker used for writing books 2 and 3
- Short story
- Seeker lookbook