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Arden is a working class children's author represented by Molly Jamieson at United Agents. https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/arden-jones
She writes picture books, young fiction and is currently writing her first YA novel.
Her favourite books growing up were The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, the Mr. Men and Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves and The Wishing Chair and The Naughtiest Girl series by Enid Blyton.
At around age 10, she discovered the books of Virginia Andrews - Heaven, being the first of many, and she's not stopped reading since.
Books are her escapism, her relaxation, her inspiration, and writing is something she has always wanted to do, but never felt quite good enough. She didn't think she, a person from a working-class background and from, let's say a 'difficult childhood' could ever become a published author.
Arden wishes she could go back to tell her younger self to believe in herself, not to accept anything or anyone less than she deserves, and that one day she will be achieving her dreams.